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by President David 0. McKay 

At this Christmastide I wish to refer to an 
incident in the life of the Savior, when people who 
listened to a spiritual address that He had given 
walked away from Him because they did not under- 
stand the meaning of that address. A brief reference 
to the incident reads: 

From that time many of his disciples went back, 
and walked no more with him. (John 6:66.) 

As He saw those disciples walking away and 
noticed that the Twelve men who had been with 
Him remained, He said, "Will ye also go away?" 

Simon Peter, true to his nature, answered: 

Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words 
of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou 
art that Christ, the Son of the living God. (John 

That Spiritual Significance 

That sermon on the bread of life followed the 
miracle of the feeding of the five thousand with a 
few loaves of bread and a few fishes. Great teacher 
that Christ was, He used that miracle to teach the 
people the spiritual significance of the gospel. When 
they could not understand that significance, but 
had eaten of the loaves and were filled, they walked 

(For all Christmas lessons; to support family home evening 
lessons 14 and 17; and of general interest.) 

away. Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked 
them the question to which I have referred. Later 
Jesus took the Twelve up to a mountain nearby 
and taught them more about the spiritual signifi- 
cance of the gospel, at the conclusion of which He 
said, "Whom do men say that I the Son of man 
am?" (a grammatical error that has come down 
through hundreds of years). The Twelve answered 
"Some say that thou art John the Baptist [who 
had been beheaded by Herod] : some, Elias; and 
others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets" — having 
in mind the return of the spirit. 

Then Jesus said, "But whom say ye that I am?" 
Impetuous Peter was voice again, and this time 
after several days communion with Him, Peter 
answered unhesitatingly, "Thou art the Christ, the 
Son of the living God." This time he received the 
word, "Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona [Christ did 
not call him Peter at this time] : for flesh and blood 
hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which 
is in heaven." (Matthew 16:13-17.) 

The World Needs A Testimony 

Today, perhaps as never before, the world needs 
that testimony of the divinity of the Lord Jesus 

We should strive so earnestly to represent Him 
(Continued on following page.) 



AT CHRISTMASTIDE (Continued from preceding page.) 

or to follow Him that our spirits may be eternally 
young. If thoughts affect the physical being, might 
it not be true that eternal truths will contribute to 
the eternal nature of the spirit within? On the night 
of His betrayal the Savior said: 

And this is life eternal, that they might know 
thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom 
thou hast sent, (John 17:3.) 

And how may we know of the doctrine? 

// any man will do his will, he shall know of the 
doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak 
of myself. (John 7:17.) 

Wisdom comes through effort. All good things 
require effort. That which is worth having will cost 
part of your physical being, your intellectual power, 
and your soul power — 

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall 
find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. (Mat- 
thew 7:7.) 

But you have to seek, you have to knock. 

We cannot be true to ourselves, to our loved 
ones, and to our associates, without feeling a de- 
termination to know more about this great truth. 
The spirit within bears testimony that truth exists 
in this old world. Through the earnest and sincere 
prayer of a humble heart, through righteousness and 
well-doing, Jesus Christ may be found. 

What Would You Give for A Testimony? 

In Micah, the fifth chapter, Bethlehem, the city 
of David, is mentioned by that prophet as the birth- 
place of the Messiah. I wonder if the shepherds, 
to whom this revelation of Christ's birth was given, 
had not that prophecy in mind as they kept watch 
over their flocks by night, and were treasuring in 
their hearts the hope, as all Judea was treasuring it, 
that the Messiah would soon come. Those humble 
men had opened to them a vision of God. 

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone 
away from them into heaven, the shepherds said 
one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethle- 
hem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which 
the Lord hath made known unto us. (Luke 2:15.) 

The shepherds did not say, "I wonder if this be 
true." They did not say, "Let us go and see if this 
thing be true." They said, "Let us go and see this 

thing which is come to pass which the Lord hath 
made known unto us" — an assurance that God had 
revealed His Son, that the angels had given to the 
world the message that He who should be King of 
kings and Lord of lords had come as a mere Babe 
in the humblest part of that little Judean town. 

What would you give — you who may not have 
the assurance — to have in your hearts that same 
confidence that Christ is born, that Christ lives, 
that God heralded His birth by angels in heaven? 
All doubt would be banished, all worry concerning 
your purpose here in life would cease. That is what 
such a testimony means. 

Youth— Whom Do You Seek? 

"What seek ye?" were the first words that Christ 
uttered to some of His Twelve, or some who after- 
wards became members of the Twelve. "Master, 
where dwellest thou?" He did not say over here, or 
over there; but He said, "Come and see." (John 
1:38, 39.) And they went with Him that day and 
spent the rest of the afternoon in His presence. 

I ask the youth of the Church today, "Whom do 
you seek?" Would you keep that youth which is 
yours now? Then love the Lord your God with all 
your mind, and with all your heart, and with all 
your soul; and though the body becomes decrepit 
and, like an old house, begins to tumble, your spirit 
will still be young, because your body, after all, is 
but the house in which you live. Even when your 
heart stops beating, your eyelids close, and you re- 
spond no more to your physical environment, that 
spirit, still young, will go into the presence of Him 
whom you have made your ideal. Then truly will 
it be demonstrated that: 

The stars shall fade away, the Sun himself 
Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years; 
But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, 
Unhurt amidst the war of elements, 
The wreck of matter, and the crash of worlds. 1 

"O Living Christ . . ." 

As we celebrate His birth this Christmastide, I 
hope that the teachings and life of the Master will 
be more beautiful, more necessary, and more appli- 
cable to human happiness than ever before. Never 
have I believed more firmly in the perfection of 

'Joseph Addison, "Cato," Act V, Scene I. 



humanity as the final result of man's placement 
here on earth. With my whole soul I accept Jesus 
Christ as the personification of human perfection — 
as God made manifest in the flesh, as the Savior 
and Redeemer of mankind. Accepting Him as my 
Redeemer, Savior and Lord, I accept His gospel as 
the plan of salvation, as the one perfect way to 
human happiness and peace. There is not a prin- 
ciple which was taught by Him but seems to me to 
be applicable to the growth, development, and hap- 
piness of mankind. Every one of His teachings 
seems to me to touch the true philosophy of living. 
I accept them with all my heart! 

Despite discouragement and disheartening con- 
ditions throughout the world, Christmas is the 
happiest season of the whole year. But let us ever 
keep in mind that people are most blessed whose 
daily conduct most nearly comports with the teach- 

ings and example of Jesus Christ, our Lord and 
Savior, at whose birth was proclaimed: ". . . On 
earth peace, good will toward men." (Luke 2:14.) 
May the peace of our Father in heaven abide in 
your hearts and the hearts of people everywhere as 
they draw near to Him in prayer and in praise this 
Christmastide. May the sick be restored; may the 
sorrowing be comforted; may the lonely have their 
hearts lifted; may the weary be rested; the needy 
be fed; may the doubting receive assurance; and 
may evil and designing men be confounded. 

O living Christ who still 

Dost all our burden share, 

Come now and reign within the hearts 

Of all men everywhere. 

— John Oxenham. 3 

2 From "Peace" by John Oxenham. Selected Poems of John Oxen- 
ham, Harper and Brothers, New York, 1948; page 113. Used by per- 
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"Can we have fun with our friends and still keep Church standards?" 

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ng people that Jesus' teachings still 
apply today? Is it possible for youth to find the breakthrough in 

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by Elder Paul H. Dunn 
of the First Council of the Seventy 

Some time ago I had to accept a challenge when 
one of my daughters came to me with a social prob- 
lem that was very disturbing. She was in junior 

(For Course 9, lesson of February 18, "A Latter-day Saint Is 
Loyal"; for Course 15, lesson of February 25, "Paul Appeals to 
Caesar"; for Course 17, lesson of February 4, "King Noah and 
Abinadi"; for Course 25, lesson of February 18, "A Promise To Be 
Kept"; for Course 27, lesson of January 21, "Faith in Jesus Christ"; 
to support family home evening lesson 22; and of general interest.) 

high school at the time, and involved with a social 
group consisting of seven girls (four members of the 
Church and three nonmembers). The four had a 
silent pact, as it were, to convert the other three. 
One day while lunching together, as they frequently 

*Excerpted from a talk, "Happiness Is . . . ," by Elder Paul H. 
Dunn, at Brigham Young University, April 18, 1967. Published by 
Extension Publications, BYU, Provo, Utah. Used by permission. 



did, one of the young Latter-day Saint girls com- 
menced to tell an off-color story. It was in poor 
taste and totally out of order. 

Keep Me Popular 

My daughter came home that night and recount- 
ed the situation. In fact, she was even bold enough 
to tell me the story. It was a problem! "Now, Dad," 
she said, "don't tell me what's right and what's 
wrong. I think I understand the principles of the gos- 
pel sufficiently to know that that wasn't the thing 
to do. But," she said, "what do you do when you 
find yourself in this kind of a situation? How do 
you handle it?" 

She did not add this postscript, but I could see 
it in her eyes: "Remember, Dad, the important 
thing at my age is to be included. And remember, 
sir, all 15-year-olds want, to be popular, to be ac- 
cepted, to be wanted, and they don't want things 
to be too 'churchy.' " She was saying, in effect, 
"Will you give me an answer and at the same time 
keep me popular." Well, now, that is a task for any 
teacher or parent. 

So we visited for awhile. I try frequently to get 
my daughters to see the application of the prin- 
ciples of the gospel in their lives. I turned, after 
some discussion, to the cleansing of the temple ex- 
perience recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, 
and Luke. You will recall the story of the Pharisees, 
the Sadducees, and the practices of the money 
changers. As I read it, I asked her, "What do you 
get out of this story?" 

She said, "Well, the Savior was upset." 

Stand Up and Be Counted 

I said, "May I just suggest one thought? He was 
saying to His peer group that there comes a time 
in every person's life when he has to stand up and 
be counted, and while it may not be the popular 
thing to do, there are times when you have to do 
what is right even though it is not easy. You may 
have to stand alone a few times." 

I said, "You think about that. Then you and 
I will have another talk." 

She thought about it and came back a little 
while later and said, "I can't think of any way 
yet to apply the principle, Dad." 

So we talked some more. 

I said, "I'll tell you what — if the Savior was right, 
let's you and me go out in the garage, and I'll make 
a cat-o'-nine-tails whip. Then you go over tomorrow 
and clean out that junior high school of all its 

"Dad," she said, "you have missed the point. 
You can't do that and be popular." 

I said, "All right, how's this for an idea? The 
next time you find yourself in that kind of social 
situation and somebody starts to tell an off-color 
story, you stand up and say, 'Now you listen here, 
we won't have any more of that!' " 

She said, "Dad, you just haven't got it! I couldn't 
do that!" 

I thought maybe she would think that way, and 
I said, "Well, now, why don't you submit a plan?" 
She said, "Let me think some more." 

The New Testament Works! 

I went about my business. A new day came and 
went, and as I returned home the next day I found 
my wife in the kitchen peeling potatoes, and I no- 
ticed she was holding back the tears. 

"What's the matter, honey?" I asked. 

She said, "It's your daughter! Better go see her." 

I thought, "Another crisis!" So I tiptoed into 
the back bedroom and there was a sweet experience 
awaiting me. This little lady, who had wrestled 
with life as it really is, was pushing back a few 
tears of her own. 

I said, "Well, tell me what is the matter." 

And she said, "Dad, it's an interesting thing. I 
took the cleansing of the temple story to task today 
and tried it out." 

"Oh, did you clean out junior high?" 

"No," she said, "I called M— (the LDS girl 
who had told the off-color story) and said, 'Can 
you walk home with me?' 'Yes.' So we walked home. 
I brought her into the bedroom and sat her down 
and I said, 'M — , I want you to know that our friend- 
ship means a great deal to me. Yesterday you real- 
ly put all of us on the spot. I felt it, and I think 
you did. I know you didn't mean to cause feelings 
or tension, but when you told that story it reduced 
all of us in the eyes of our non-Latter-day Saint 
friends. Now, while I appreciate your intent was 
maybe honorable, and you thought this was a clever 
way to be noticed, I wonder if the next time you 
feel that you have to do this, you would warn 'me 
in advance so that I could be excused.' " 

M — broke down, put her arms around her friend 
and said, "Will you forgive me?" 

She said, "Dad, we cried for half an hour." Then 
the climax: "You know what, Dad?" 

"No, what?" I asked. 

She said, "The New Testament really works, 
doesn't it?" 

Library File Reference: YOUTH. 



66TF anyone had suggested to me a few months ago 
J_ that I would ever smoke marijuana, I would 
have knocked him down." 

He was a nice-looking young man, tall, and 
powerfully built from years of weight lifting and 
sports. I knew he meant what he said. It would be 
very difficult to force him physically into doing any- 
thing he did not want to do. I knew, too, that he 
was from a good home with fine parents who loved 
him with all the love they had to give. They had 
taught him of the things of God and of the prin- 
ciples of right and wrong. 

"How did you start, then?" I asked. 

"It was so simple, it's hard to believe even now," 
he replied. "One day I was with another fellow who 
was smoking marijuana as we walked along the 
street. He asked me if I'd ever tried it, and I said 
no. He handed the cigarette to me and suggested 
I take a few puffs, and without thinking, I did." 

He sat, shaking his head, still unable to con- 
ceive how marijuana smoking had ever happened 
to him. Then he continued, "All that fellow had to 
do was give me the chance, and I took it. I knew 
better, but at that moment I couldn't see any harm 

For awhile the life of the drug addict seems like 
fun, but there is a constant emptiness inside — a 
strange feeling of starving to death in a land of 
plenty. It was depravity of this and other kinds 
which enabled the Prophet Amos to foresee — 



by Martin C. Nalder* 



in trying it just once. After I'd smoked the first 
one, it was funny . . . the next time there weren't 
the same reasons for saying no that I'd had before." 

The young man went on to tell me that he later 
began using LSD and other drugs in almost the 
same way. He dropped out of college and went to 
work in order to make enough money to supply 
himself with these things. He started offering the 
chance to "try them" to other young people, and 
many of them accepted. He began to associate with 
others who, like himself, were running away from 
life by withdrawing into an unreal, fantasy world 
of drugs. He stayed away from home, riding 
the streets late at night on a motorcycle, taking 
dangerous chances at high speeds "for kicks." There 
were girls around him all the time, it seemed — girls 
whose standards were lower than those he had been 
taught, and they encouraged him to break the 
moral laws of God. 

One morning he came home at five a.m. and 
found his mother in tears. She began to plead with 
him to stop what he was doing and return to the 
things he knew to be right. He struck her with his 
fists, then tried to choke her. That is why this 
young man was sitting in my office that day. He 
now realized that something had gone wrong. He 
was not the same fine young man he had been a 
few months before, and he was frightened at what 
had happened to him. He was wise enough to know 
he needed help and had come to get it. 

"I feel like I'm living in a strange land," he told 
me. "I'm not sure right now how I got here or 
where I am, but I want to get back home." 

Just Once! 

How could a young man who should have been 
a fighter for the things of God have become a hostile, 
scared, confused, unhappy individual? 

We live in times when there are many who fol- 
low the ideas of King Noah in the Book of Mormon, 
a man who "did not keep the commandments of 
God, but he did walk after the desires of his own 
heart. . . . And he did cause his people to commit 
sin, and do that which was abominable in the sight 

(For Course 9, lesson of January 14, "A Latter-day Saint Is 
Self-reliant and Has Self-control"; for Course 17, lessons of Feb- 
ruary 4 and 11, "King Noah and Abinadi" and "From Bondage to 
Freedom"; for Course 19, lesson of February 25, "New Light Upon 
Relationship of Man to God"; for Course 25, lessons of January 14 
and 21, "Return Unto Me" and "Turn Around and Face the Light"; 
for Course 27, lesson of January 28, "Repentance"; for Course 29, 
lesson of December 31, "Repentance"; to support family home eve- 
ning lessons 17 and 18; and of general interest.) 

♦Martin C. Nalder has authored two 3-act plays, In the Time of 
Harvest, (published 1954) and No Greater Crown (1959). He is first 
counselor in the Sherman Oaks Second Ward bishopric, San Fer- 
nando (California) Stake, and has held positions of regional drama 
director, superintendent of both Sunday School and YMMIA, and 
MIA teacher. He served in the British Mission, where he was asso- 
ciate editor of the Millennial Star. He attended Stanford Univer- 
sity (A.B., 1947), University of Utah (M.A., 1954), Cornell Univer- 
sity Medical College (M.D., 1957), and UCLA (M.P.H., 1964). He 
was a peace corps psychiatrist with UCLA and is now in private 
practice in psychiatry. 

of the Lord." (Mosiah 11:2.) People of this type 
live for the pleasures of life. They object to any- 
one trying to influence them for good. "I'll do it 
if I want to," they boast, "and besides, it's fun." 
Those little words seem to justify anything — it's 
fun. If a righteous man warns of the disastrous 
consequences of such behavior, as Abinadi warned 
King Noah and his followers, the sinful become 
angry and seek to destroy him, not always physi- 
cally or by force, but more often in our day and 
age in subtle ways — such as offering the chance to 
try something, just once. It is frightening how 
often that is all it takes to start a bad habit — 
just once. 

The Emptiness Grows 

There are thousands of young people, and older 
ones, too, who live in this make-believe world full 
of pleasures and opportunities to indulge them- 
selves. For awhile it seems like fun, but there is 
a constant emptiness inside which needs to be 
filled — a strange feeling of starving to death in a 
world of plenty. It does not make sense, so they 
try more and more things which others say will 
satisfy their need, and they break more and more 
the commandments of God. 

And the emptiness gets worse. 

They reject society, their families, and their 
religious beliefs. They recognize they have become 
different, that they are no longer comfortable at 
church or among people who are trying to live gos- 
pel principles. They feel alienated as their con- 
fusion and hunger increases, because in their land — 
the land of the King Noahs— there is a famine: 

. . . not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for 
water, but of hearing the words of the Lord: And 
they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the 
north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to 
seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. 
In that day shall the fair virgins and young men 
faint for thirst . . . they shall fall, and never rise 
up again. (Amos 8:11-14.) 

A Hard Journey Back 

The young man who sat in my office that day 
is on the road back from the realms of the King- 
Noahs to the land of righteous men like Abinadi, 
where the wells of living water will satisfy his inner 
hungers and thirsts. He is a fighter, and he knows 
now what to fight and that the fight is a constant 
one. He realizes that the principles of righteousness 
cannot be forgotten or ignored, not even once. 

It is a long and a hard journey back, but I 
believe he will make it. 

Library File Reference: TEMPTATION. 



As children of our Father in heaven we are 
given the right of being agents unto our- 
selves — free to choose and act — which gift 
of free agency is . . . 


by Wilford E. Smith* 

While serving as an army chaplain in Honolulu 
in 1944, I was having a friendly argument about 
free agency with my assistant one day as we rode 
in my jeep. He was a bright, young college graduate 
who planned to become a minister when the war was 
over. He was defending the Calvinistic doctrine of 
predestination which contends that the course of 
each person's life was set before he was born and 
that he could make no choices or decisions which 
would change it. 

We soon stopped for a red signal light at a 
busy intersection, and I said, "Don't stop. Drive 
right on through." 

"We'll get killed," he replied. "We couldn't pos- 
sibly get through that traffic." 

"No, we won't. Go on through. Nothing can 
hurt us if we are not predestined to be hurt; and 
if we are, nothing can change it." 

For a moment he appeared to be trapped; then 
he responded brightly, "But we were predestined to 
stop for this red light." 

The Fatalistic View 

This fatalistic view makes mortal men little more 
than clods unable to influence their own destiny. It 
is a monstrous doctrine which places on God the 
blame for everything evil which men do, for He, 
being omnipotent, predestined them to do it. And 
it recognizes no virtue in men for doing good, for 
that, too, was predestined and is beyond human 
freedom of choice. 

A few weeks ago, while serving my annual short 
tour of active duty in a military hospital, a fine- 
looking young sergeant recuperating from a nervous 
breakdown pleaded for enlightenment on this same 
question. The pathos in his voice reflected the over- 
whelming depth of his struggle for meaning in life 
as he haltingly asked, "Chaplain, if it is true that 
God is omniscient, and He knows everything that 
is going to happen long before it takes place, why 
does He let so many terrible things go on? What can 
we do to change a world in which everything has 
already been determined?" 

(For Course 9, lesson of January 14, "A Latter-day Saint Is 
Self-reliant and Has Self-control"; for Course 15, lesson of Decem- 
ber 31, "On the Road to Damascus"; for Course 17, "The Church 
Established"; for Course 19, lessons of February 11 and 25, "Knowl- 
edge Concerning Eternal Nature of Man" and "New Light Upon 
Relationship of Man to God"; for Course 29, lessons of February 18 
and 25, "Foreordination and Predestination" and "Law of Eternal 
Progression"; and of general interest.) 

♦Wilford E. Smith is first counselor in the bishopric of Oak Hills 
First Ward, East Sharon (Utah) Stake. He has served as stake Sun- 
day School superintendent, a member of the Sunday School stake 
board, a high councilor, high priest group leader, MIA teacher, and 
has filled a mission in New Zealand. He has been professor of 
sociology at Brigham Young University for the past 20 years. He 
attended the University of Utah (B.A., 1943), BYU (M.A., 1948), and 
the University of Washington (PhD., 1952). He and his wife, Ruth 
Christensen, have five children. 



I was deeply moved by the great frustration 
which had placed this young man on the brink of 
insanity, as he struggled with his own sense of fail- 
ure, guilt, and nothingness. 

Man is not a pawn in a monstrous game. Man 
was placed by a loving Father into a mortal, earthly 
situation in which all the ingredients are available 
for him to create his own garden of Eden. Beauty 
beyond description, power beyond understanding, 
and wealth beyond calculation lie at man's finger 
tips, in orderly patterns which challenge him to 
unlock the doors and become a creator, even in mor- 

The Basic Law of Existence 

There is a law, irrevocably decreed in heaven, 
which governs the movement of matter in time and 
space. 1 Line upon line, precept upon precept, men 
who apply themselves diligently can learn these 
laws and use them to control and subdue the earths 
The same logic applies to the control of human be- 

One basic law of human existence is that man 
lives in order that he might have joy. 3 Another is 
that wickedness never was happiness. 4 Another is 
that man can be saved no faster than he gains 
knowledge. 5 

By using knowledge to avoid the pitfalls of 
wickedness (since failure to use it is the same as 
beating one's head against irrevocable law) , man can 
find the pathways to joy. That so many fail to find 
the way is a tribute to the powers of Satan who is 
still blinding men with the doctrine of predestination 
— a doctrine which deadens eagerness to seek, to 
ask, to knock, to search. 

As Paul so eloquently taught, the influence of 
cultural impressions on human thought makes it im- 
possible for a man to be self-made or to stand alone. 
Man learns from others, and none can find the way 
to truth without good teaching. 6 It is so easy for 
the best of men to flounder in ignorance, even when 
motivated by good intentions, as Paul did before 
his vision. 

Is Life A Hollow Mockery? 

Much eternal truth has been given to us in the 
scriptures. We have only to study them and then 
apply the truths learned to know that enlightened 
men develop a culture in which individual and co- 

iSee Doctrine and Covenants 88:34-43; 130:20, 21. 

2 See Doctrine and Covenants 88:78-79. 

"See 2 Nephi 2:25. 

*See Alma 41:10. 

B See Doctrine and Covenants 130:18, 19. 

•See Romans 10:10-15. 

operative efforts can create beauty and build a great 
technological and social organization to lift men 
out of the mire of fatalistic belief in predestination. 

My young friend in Hawaii was not predestined 
to stop at the red light. The light was not even 
predestined to be there. Thinking men deliberated 
before placing it there, and my driver had practiced 
diligently to learn how to drive and how to use 
red lights for protection. 

Similarly, there were real causes for the young 
sergeant's mental illness which could be corrected 
as they became understood. He is now on the road 
to recovery. In time he will undoubtedly under- 
stand himself more fully and take the necessary 
steps to regain full control of himself. 

Life is not a hollow mockery in which men dance 
as puppets on a string. The world is man's to sub- 
due and to control. By working together in coopera- 
tive intelligence, men are creating and discovering 
new marvels every day, and we have seen only 
the beginning. In the Latter-day Saint culture, 
where people are taught to strive, and to realize 
that man reaps as he sows, failure to use free agency 
in responsible search for truth and in application of 
known truth is mockery of both God and man. This 
failure cannot help but reduce the happiness which 
creative man was put on the earth to enjoy. 

The Power Within! 

In a world where so many good people suffer 
because of honest ignorance, great is the respon- 
sibility of Mormons to prepare themselves to know 
the truth and to help less fortunate people find it. 
It is the challenge of the Latter-day Saints to be 
a light unto the world: 

. . . As well might man stretch forth his puny arm 
to stop the Missouri river in its decreed course, or 
to turn it up stream, as to hinder the Almighty from 
pouring down knowledge from heaven upon the 
heads of the Latter-day Saints. (Doctrine and Cove- 
nants 121:33.) 

Jesus said: 

Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged 
in a good cause, and do many things of their own 
free will, and bring to pass much righteousness; 

For the power is in them, wherein they are 
agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do 
good they shall in nowise lose their reward. 

But he that doeth not anything until he is com- 
manded, and receiueth a commandment with doubt- 
ful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same 
is damned. (Doctrine and Covenants 58:27-29.) 

Library File Reference: FREE AGENCY. 



Art by Dale Kilbourn. 

Members of the Church have a responsibility to extend the 
right hand of fellowship to new members and investigators. 
For it is written in the scriptures, "That which we have seen 
and heard declare we unto you, that , ye also may have — 


Fellowship With Us 

by Warren E. Pugh* 


I JOHN 1:3 

After having tracted in a certain area in Califor- 
nia for several days without success, two young mis- 
sionaries finally were admitted to a humble home 
where they found a family (father, mother, and 
three little girls) who indicated some interest in 
hearing their message. Since there were several 
members of the Church living in this area, with an 
organized ward and a lovely chapel, the mission- 
aries felt that they had a fine opportunity to bring 
this family into the Church. 

After teaching the first discussion, the mission- 
aries invited the family to attend Sunday School 
and sacrament meeting. The little girls thought 
this would be exciting, especially since the mission- 

(For Course 9, lesson of February 11, "A Latter-day Saint Is 
Kind"; for Course 13, lessons of December 31 and March 3, "Re- 
jected by His Own" and "Who Is My Neighbor?"; for Course 15, 
lesson of February 4, "Gentiles Given the Right Hand of Fellow- 
ship"; for Course 25, lesson of February 4, ,T Redressing Wrongs"; 
and of general interest to all classes.) 

aries had explained that friendly people lived in 
the ward. The children were looking forward to 
meeting some new friends and hearing more about 
the Church. Sunday morning they arose early, put 
on their best dresses, and walked to the chapel. 

When they reached the Church, they met some 
other little girls whom they recognized as their 
classmates in day school. They thought to them- 
selves, "Isn't this wonderful! We already know some 
people in the Church." But to their amazement, 
their school friends came up to them and said, 
"What are you doing here? You don't belong to our 
Church. You can't come to our Sunday School." 

*Warren E. Pugh is a member of the Sunday School general 
board. He has served as president of Northern California Mission 
and as bishop of Holladay Eighth Ward. Other church positions in- 
clude bishop's counselor, high council member, and Sunday School 
superintendent. He is presently Utah State senator and was former- 
ly a member of Utah State House of Representatives. Brother Pugh 
and his wife (Leta V. Curtis) have three children. Their son, 
Donald, is serving a mission in Scotland. 



Embarrassed and hurt, especially since the mis- 
sionaries had told them how welcome they would 
be at Sunday School, the three little girls turned 
around and went home. They reported the incident 
to their parents. 

From this time on, the missionaries were no 
longer welcome in that home. A family that might 
have accepted the gospel was denied the oppor- 
tunity because of the thoughtless actions of Sunday 
School members — who ought to have known better. 

How different the story might have been if the 
little girls who were members of the Church, upon 
seeing their nonmember classmates, had come up 
to them in genuine love and said, "How happy we 
are to have you visit our Sunday School! Come with 
us and we will show you where to go and introduce 
you to bur teacher." 

Those who are converts themselves, and mission- 
aries who have taught the gospel to converts, truly 
appreciate the importance of the actions and atti- 
tudes of Church members toward investigators. Most 
converts and investigators find it necessary to 
change some of their former habits. Many find upon 
joining the Church that their former friends are 
not as close to them as they were earlier. The things 
the new members formerly did for recreation and 
entertainment no longer are appropriate. This sim- 
ply means that new friends within the Church must 
be found. New activities and different forms of 
recreation must supplant those in which they can 
no longer participate. 

In addition to this, new members of the Church 
are being introduced to forms of worship with 
which they are not familiar. Our sacrament 
service, conducted by the Aaronic Priesthood, 
is very different from that of the Protestant 
or Catholic churches from which they might have 
come. The extent to which our young people par- 
ticipate is unique. The fact that our bishop and 
other priesthood leaders are not professional min- 
isters is different. New converts also are being ex- 
posed to new teachings, such as the restoration of 
the priesthood, present-day revelation, the nature 
of the Godhead, to mention only a few. All of these 
things add up to a need for genuine friendship 
among members of the Church. 

This problem, which we refer to as fellowshiping, 
is not new in the Church. It has existed wherever 
missionaries have made converts. This is especially 
true when the gospel is introduced to people with 
different backgrounds from those of the main body 
of the Church. 

The Apostle Paul found, as he taught the gos- 

pel and baptized new converts at Antioch, that 
there were some in the Christian Church who would 
not accept the new converts because they were not 
Jews and were not living according to the Jewish 
law. Paul, and Barnabas, his companion, then ap- 
pealed to Peter at Jerusalem, who made it clear 
that the Lord had revealed through him, Peter, that 
the gospel was to be taught to the Gentiles. Peter 
further testified that he had seen the Gentiles re- 
ceive the Holy Ghost. 

And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them 
witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he 
did unto us. (Acts 15:8.) 

These people were then accepted into the Church 
in full fellowship, as a result of being baptized and 
receiving the Holy Ghost. 

On another occasion Paul wrote to the converts 
at Ephesus, calling their attention to some of the 
ways they had lived before accepting Jesus Christ. 
He then reminded them of their new conditions 
after baptism: 

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and 
foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and 
of the household of God. (Ephesians 2:19.) 

Fortunately for new converts today, most Church 
members accept this direction of Paul and are will- 
ing to help the new members become "fellowciti- 
zens with the saints" no matter what their former 
backgrounds might have been. 

In one area of the Church the ward membership 
has caught the spirit of fellowshiping. A young man 
and his wife were baptized, and following their con- 
firmation on Sunday they were visited in their home 
by 21 people from the ward. Imagine how welcome 
they felt and how much easier it was for them to 
make the adjustments as "fellowcitizens with the 
saints," knowing that the ward members were 
genuinely interested in them! 

After having asked many new converts how they 
came to join the Church, I am convinced that 
most conversions are the result of some member of 
the Church inviting a friend or relative to investi- 
gate. People who are introduced to the gospel in 
this way have a great advantage, because they are 
already partly fellowshiped through their friend. 

Sunday School members of all ages can help the 
fellowshiping program by watching for people at- 
tending Sunday School the first time. Let us 
be gracious and helpful to them. They may need 
assistance in finding the proper class — but perhaps 
their greatest need is just to find a friend. 

Library File Reference: FELLOWSHIP. 



A Remarkable Meetin 

by Chad L. Hoopes* 

God often intervenes in man's life to help him withstand 
the traumas of worldly existence and to make his life more 
meaningful. Elder David 0. McKay, when recounting "a 
remarkable meeting" that occurred on November 4, 1921, 
testified to that premise: 

If men will but seek the Lord in the right way, they will 
always find Him. 1 

(See centerspread article, "In the Land Where Paul 
Taught," November issue of The Instructor, for history 
of the Church in the Middle East.) 

While touring the Mormon missions throughout 
the world in 1921, Elders David O. McKay and 
Hugh J. Cannon desired to contact Joseph Wilford 
Booth, former Turkish Mission president, and the 
most reliable person to guide them to the few sur- 
viving members of the Turkish Mission. They knew 
only that he was en route to Aleppo, Syria. Be- 
cause of World War I and the Turkish rebellion, 
members of the Church in the Middle East had been 
scattered, imprisoned, and murdered. In the small 
community of Aintab, Syria, for example, over one 
hundred Church members had been reduced to about 
thirty-five in number by November, 1921. The pos- 
sibility of the missionaries assembling these few 
Saints seemed to Elder McKay quite nebulous with- 

(For Course 7, lesson of January 14, "When To Pray"; for Course 
9, lesson of December 10, "A Latter-day Saint Is Prayerful"; for 
Course 13, lesson of February 11, "The Return of the Missionaries"; 
for Course 15, lessons of January 17 and February 4, "The Roman 
Empire" and "Gentiles Given the Right Hand of Fellowship"; for 
Course 27, lessons of January 14 and 21, "Servants of God" and 
"Faith in Jesus Christ"; and of general interest.) 

^Deseret News, Salt Lake City, November 26, 1932; page 6. 


out the help of Joseph Booth, who understood the 
language and knew the geography of Syria. These 
men prayed that God would make possible their 
meeting, that they might reorganize the Turkish 
Mission and give to the Armenian Saints some 
$7,000 collected in Utah to feed, clothe, and house 
the destitute Church members. 2 

God did intervene. The three missionaries did 
meet in Haifa, Syria, in a miraculous way. 

The World Tour Mission 

President Heber J. Grant had publicly an- 
nounced the world tour of missions on October 15, 
1920. He had always desired, as a junior apostle, 
to tour the missions in order to study conditions and 
gather data so that there would be someone in the 
First Presidency and Council of the Twelve who 
was thoroughly familiar with actual mission condi- 
tions. Elder McKay was asked to carry out this 
unique mission. President Grant also suggested to 
Elder McKay that he ask Hugh J. Cannon, who 
was president of Liberty Stake, to accompany him. 
Elder McKay remarked at a general conference: 
"I readily acquiesced because I knew his worth. 
Then I respected him; today I love him." 3 

On December 2, 1920, the missionaries attended 
a special meeting in the Salt Lake Temple, where 
the First Presidency and members of the Twelve 
set apart the two men as "missionaries to travel 
around the world." Elder Cannon recorded parts 
of the meeting in his journal. He wrote: 

This occasion merits attention because of the in- 
spired promises which were made and their subse- 

*Chad L. Hoopes and his wife (Gayle Scott) and their four 
children live in Fortuna Ward, Redwood Stake (California). Brother 
Hoopes has taught in the Sunday School and YMMIA and has 
served as elders quorum president. He attended Brigham Young 
University (B.S., 1964) and University of California (M.A., 1965), 
and at present is teaching history at the College of the Redwoods. 
Brother Hoopes has authored several historical articles and a book 
on California history. 

2 David O. McKay, Cherished Experiences; Deseret Book Company. 
Salt Lake City, Utah, 1955; page 79. 

3 92nd Annual Conference Report, April 6, 1922; page 62. 



quent miraculous fulfillment. Had the travelers ex- 
pressed the innermost desires of their hearts, the 
result could hardly have been more satisfactory. 
No prophets of old ever spoke with more certainty 
than did President Grant, as he pronounced a bless- 
ing upon Brother McKay, stating among other 
things that he should have power to avoid dangers 
both seen and unseen and that his course would be 
directed by the whispering of the divine spirit. 4 

A Prayer on Mount of Olives 

The itinerary of the world tour included Japan, 
China, Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, 
Australia, India, Greece, Italy, and other countries. 
On November 2, 1921, the missionaries arrived in 
Jerusalem. In the meantime, Joseph Booth, hav- 
ing left Utah in September, 1921, neared the Holy 
Land. He had traveled from New York to England, 
to Italy, to Greece, to Alexandria. It is ironical that 
both parties represented a specific mission for the 
Church, but that they were not cognizant of one 
another's whereabouts. Elders McKay and Cannon, 
by telegram, had inquired of Booth at the United 
States consulate at Aleppo, Syria. The American 
consul replied: "Informed Booth en route Aleppo. 
Do not know whereabouts." 5 Furthermore, the 
European Mission president knew only that Booth 
traveled to Aleppo. The dilemma of when and where 
to meet Booth prevailed. Elder McKay wrote in his 

We have no idea where he is, but shall leave 
Jerusalem for Haifa, en route to Aleppo, tomorrow 
morning. Have concluded to go by auto through 
Samaria, visiting Bible scenes. 6 

Elders McKay and Cannon climbed the Mount of 
Olives. Near where Christ once prayed, they prayed 
"that we should be led by inspiration on our trip 
to the Armenian Mission." Hugh J. Cannon testi- 
fied that on this occasion his strongest convictions 
of the divinity of Mormonism came to him. "My 
faith in the divine Lord was never stronger, never 
deeper than at present," he said. 7 Two significant 
events after the missionaries left the Mount had 
direct relation to the miraculous meeting with 
Booth: first, McKay decided not to travel to Haifa 
by auto but by train; second, Cannon failed to make 
Haifa hotel reservations. Elder McKay said, 

Upon returning to the hotel from the Mount I 
felt strongly impressed that we should go by train 
and not by auto to Haifa. When I said as much to 
President Cannon, he replied, "If you feel that way 
we had better take the train." 8 

A Direct Answer to Prayer 

On November 4 the two Mormons left Jerusalem 
for Haifa. Booth also traveled by train towards 
Haifa. His diary depicts his thoughts of the im- 
probability of meeting the world travelers: 

7 had left Utah in September, 1921, and was not 
informed as to the itinerary of these elders, except 
that they had been instructed to visit the twelve- 
year-shepherdless flock in Syria. Where were these 
brethren? On this point I was as ignorant as they 
were of my whereabouts. Fervent prayers were of- 
fered daily to the Lord, in whose service we were, 
that somehow, in His infinite wisdom, we all might 
meet; and of course Palestine was the most desir- 
able place in all the world for that meeting, but 
how unlikely amid a million chances. 9 

Booth traveled on the Kantara train from Alex- 
andria to the Holy Land. This train met the Haifa 
train at Ludd Junction, several miles northeast of 
Jerusalem. McKay and Cannon arrived at Ludd 
only a short time prior to Booth's arrival. Before 
he boarded their train bound for Haifa, Booth spent 
nearly an hour walking about Ludd looking for the 
two missionaries. Booth recalled: "I was disap- 
pointed in not meeting them there." 10 This remark 
suggests that Booth believed Ludd the most likely 
meeting place, since it was the main railroad junc- 
tion for Haifa. While at the Ludd junction, Presi- 
dent Cannon neglected to call Haifa for hotel reser- 
vations (they generally made advance reservations 
to facilitate travel) . McKay noted the significance of 
Cannon's forgetfulness: 

It was nothing unusual for me to forget a thing 
like that, but it was for Brother Cannon. Indeed, I 
do not recall another single important detail on the 
entire trip which he forgot or overlooked. 11 

Because of President Cannon's forgetfulness, 
Elder McKay, upon arriving at Haifa, sought infor- 
mation regarding reliable hotels. This unusual delay 
at the railroad station is important. Elder McKay 
said: "I went to the 
station office door just 
at the same moment 
that another traveler 
reached it. He touched 
me on the shoulder 
saying, 'Isn't this 
Brother McKay?'" 12 
Joseph Booth also re- 
corded this meeting in 
his diary: 

(Concluded on page 475.) 

*Hugh J. Cannon, World Journal, page 8. MS possessed by Dean 
Cannon, Fullerton, California. 

5 David O. McKay, Cherished Experiences; page 80. 
"David O. McKay, Cherished Experiences; page 80. 
"'Beseret News, Salt Lake City, January 23, 1922; page 6. 
8 David O. McKay, Cherished Experiences; page 80. 

9 Joseph W. Booth, "The Armenian Mission," The Improvement 
Era, Vol. 31 (October, 1928), page 1049. 

"Joseph W. Booth, Personal Diaries, November 4, 1921. Booth's 
Diaries are in the Special Collections section of the BYU library. 

n David O. McKay, Cherished Experiences; pages 81, 82. 

^Deseret News, Salt Lake City, November 26, 1932; page 6. 



Keeping our minds on all of the Lord's com- 
mandments is like juggling 10 balls and then 
juggling a hundred others besides. But Jesus 
gave us a simple way to keep His command- 
ments in . . . 



by Winnifred C. Jardine' 

The noted photographer-writer Yousuf Karsh 
once traveled from his home in Canada to Lamba- 
rene, South Africa, to do camera portraits of one of 
the world's great men — Dr. Albert Schweitzer. As 
Karsh studied this renowned doctor, musician, phi- 
losopher, humanitarian, theologian, and writer, a 
thousand questions crowded his mind. 

How did Dr. Schweitzer think Christ would be 
received if He were to appear in our time, Yousuf 
Karsh inquired. 

"People would not understand Him at all," the 
doctor replied, softly. 

Which, then, Karsh pressed, did Dr. Schweitzer 
consider the most important of the Ten Command- 
ments? Dr. Schweitzer thought about 'that for a long 

(For Course 5, lessons of December 2 to 24, "Jesus Showed Us 
How To Love One Another," "Love Makes Us Want To Share," "Our 
Heavenly Father Loves Us," and "We Show Our Love When We Are 
Kind"; for Course 9, lesson of December 24, "Christmas, A Time for 
Loving and Giving"; for Course 11, lesson of February 4, "The First 
and Second Commandments"; for Course 17, lesson of January 7, 
"Life and Teachings of Jacob"; for Course 25, lesson of December 
10, "Gifts That Can't Be Wrapped"; to support family home eve- 
ning lesson 13; and of general interest.) 

*Winnifred C. Jardine, well known as a home economist and 
journalist, is an active member of the East Mill Creek Seventh 
Ward, East Mill Creek (Salt Lake) Stake. She is a member of the 
women's committee, International LDS student association advisory 
board, and is a Primary teacher. Past positions include being a 
member of the YWMIA general board, stake Primary board, stake 
Relief Society board, and the editorial board of The Children's 
Friend. She has been a stake YWMIA president. Sister Jardine at- 
tended Iowa State University (B.S., 1941). She is married to Stuart 
B. Jardine, and they have four children. 

moment, then replied, "Christ gave only one com- 
mandment. And that was Love." 1 

The Great Commandment 

Is it possible that love would encompass the in- 
structions the Lord gave to Moses on Mount Sinai 
during those 40 days? Is it conceivable that all of 
the Ten Commandments could be contained in the 
Law of Love? 

Jesus spent the last three years of His life teach- 
ing the doctrines of His Father. And yet, when a 
Pharisee lawyer inquired as to which was the great 
commandment in the law, Jesus answered him: 

. . . Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all 
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy 
mind. This is the first and great commandment. 
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy 
neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments 
hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22: 

Is it credible that all the teachings of the 
Savior could be gathered under this one great com- 
mandment of love? 

We may question whether we can possibly keep 
all the commandments of the Lord. We might even 
wonder if we know what they are. Keeping our 
minds on all of the commandments at once is like 
juggling at least 10 balls — and then juggling a hun- 
dred others besides. 

To Love Is To Fulfill All Laws 

Perhaps in His answer to the Pharisee the Savior 
was giving a simpler way of keeping His command- 
ments. If we love, we will fulfill the whole law. 

The first four of the Ten Commandments would 
not be necessary if everyone loved the Lord. We 
would have no other gods before Him, nor make 
any graven images. We would never use His name 
disrespectfully. Through our love for Him we would 
want to honor His day and keep it holy. 

The remaining six commandments would be un- 
necessary if we loved our fellowmen. Of course, we 
would honor our parents. We could never harm 
anyone, much less kill. Hurting another through im- 
morality or sinful living would be out of the ques- 
tion. We would not steal, nor lie, nor be covetous. 
Love would eradicate these evils. 

Even the greater message of the Sermon on the 
Mount is embodied in the Law of Love. Anger is 

iYousuf Karsh, Portraits of Greatness; Thomas Nelson & Sons, 
New York City, N.Y., 1959; page 178. 



diminished through love. Forgiveness finds its roots 
in love. Humility is an essence of love. Judging 
others is an enemy of love. Treasures of heaven are 
the rewards of love. 

Love is the Key 

Every commandment given by our Father in 
heaven through Jesus Christ was given because of 
His love for us. Every commandment exists solely 
for our happiness and joy. In turn, we can receive 
this happiness and joy only by keeping these com- 
mandments through love. Love is the key. 

In his dissertation to the Corinthians Paul ex- 
plained the all-encompassing nature of love. (I Cor- 
inthians 13.) Nine virtues he enumerated as neces- 
sary in keeping this commandment were recounted 
by Henry Drummond, nineteenth century theolo- 
gian, in his essay, The Greatest Thing in the World: 2 

Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Humility, Cour- 
tesy, Unselfishness, Good Temper, Guilelessness, 
Sincerity — all possessed in their fulness. 

The greatest men — profound and moving ora- 
tors, benefactors, intellects, men of faith, prophets, 
martyrs — are nothing without love. And yet the 
insignificant, the meek and humble souls of the 
earth can keep this great commandment. It does not 
depend on calling or position in life. It rests not on 
wealth nor intellect. It is not contingent upon 
esteem nor honor. These virtues can be practiced 
by every man in every place in life. 

Since before the days when He gave the Israel- 
ites the Ten Commandments, God has pointed the 
way for our happiness and well-being. He has given 
us ". . . precept upon precept; line upon line . . . 
here a little, and there a little." (Isaiah 28:10.) 
But the one great whole — the great commandment 
— is Love. If we can learn and live this command- 
ment, undertaking every action and assignment, 
every communication and conflict, under its in- 
fluence, then surely our hour of perfection will 

For Love never faileth. 

2 See Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing In The World; James 
Pott and Company, New York, 1890; pages 20, 21. 

Library File Reference: LOVE. 

A REMARKABLE MEETING (Concluded from page 473.) 

About 12:30 the train stopped at Haifa. I car- 
ried my satchels into the baggage room and left them 
a moment while I looked around to inquire if a ship 
were in the harbor bound for Beyroute, and lo turn- 
ing around I was suddenly face to face with the 
men whom I have hoped and prayed and longed to 
meet — Bros. McKay and Cannon — they came on 
the same train from Ludd, passed within a few feet 
of me there but we did not see each other. We were 
each just ready to leave for different hotels, and 2 
minutes time would likely have separated us alto- 
gether. We all thanked the Lord for the pleasant 
meeting. 13 .. . 

The three missionaries knew "that our coming 
together was the direct result of divine interposi- 
tion." 14 Booth's prolonged delay in Italy because of 
financial difficulties, McKay's decision to travel by 
train, Cannon's failure to make hotel reservations — 
each of these acts inspired by the Lord — resulted in 
an important meeting at Haifa. 

The Successful Conclusion 

On November 7, the missionaries left Haifa and 
traveled to Aleppo. That evening they held a meet- 
ing ". . . as the Saints had not had such a privilege 
for a long time, especially of meeting and seeing and 

ls Booth Diary, November 4, 1921. 

u David O. McKay, Cherished Experiences; page 83. 

hearing an Apostle of the Lord." 15 That same eve- 
ning, Elder David 0. McKay organized the Arme- 
nian Mission — the few Church members were over- 
joyed. The following day the group, drove to Aintab 
to meet with the Saints. Booth's diary states: 

We listened to a string of heart-rending tales 
incident to the Great War and especially pertain- 
ing to the cruel deportation of the Armenians . . . 
McKay offered a special strong prayer for the de- 
liverance of the poor Christians. 16 

At Aintab, 80 miles northwest of Aleppo, a small 
remnant of the Church had survived the atrocities 
of the First World War; now the survivors faced 
possible annihilation at the hands of the Turks. 
The Turks had threatened to massacre every Arme- 
nian after the French government withdrew its 
troops from Aintab. The 35 Church members had 
feared for their lives until the missionaries arrived; 
the Saints eagerly and lovingly embraced the 
Lord's servants. The Church leaders made arrange- 
ments to transport all the Saints to Aleppo, and a 
dedicated Joseph Booth took charge and assisted in 
their successful exodus. 

^Booth Diary, November 7, 1921. 

ie Booth Diary, November 8, 1921. 

Library File Reference: McKAY, DAVID O. 



WHEN faced with questions which require an- 
swers of great wisdom, or those which phi- 
losophers have pondered for centuries, ask a child. 
Children begin at the beginning. 

In order to have open conversations with chil- 
dren, whether in class or at home, the children 
must trust you. You must trust and respect them 
and their ideas. They must know that you value 
their ideas. 

Two small children who have been sent to our 
home to live a portion of their lives helped in the 
writing of this article. We sat down together for 
one of our famous conversation times, and we talked 
about prayer. Their conversations with their Heav- 
enly Father reflect this knowledge about Him. 

The verbal explorations of our six-year-old 
proved helpful to him in thinking through some of 
the reasons for our form of prayer: "It would be 
helpful to Heavenly Father if we could write down 
all the things we are thankful for and all the bless- 
ings we need. After we say the words, they are gone. 
How can Heavenly Father remember so many words? 
But to write our prayers wouldn't work! He'd be so 
busy reading all the messages, and little children 
who can't write yet would be left out. I guess 
Heavenly Father told us to talk to Him so He 
could hear from all of His children. He promised 
us that He would listen." 

At a .very early age, President David O. McKay 
knew that his Father in heaven listened to prayers 
from His children. He wrote: 

When I was a very young child in the home of 
my youth, I was fearful at night. I traced it back 
to a vivid dream when two Indians came into the 
yard. I ran to the house for protection, and one of 
them shot an arrow and hit me in the back. Only a 
dream, but I felt that blow, and I was very much 
frightened, for in the dream they entered the house, 
a tall one, and a smaller one, and sneered and fright- 
ened Mother. 

I never got over it. Added to that were Mother's* 
fears, for when Father was away with the herd, or 
on some mission, Mother would never retire without 
looking under the bed; so burglars or men who 
might enter the house and try to take advantage of 
Mother and the young children were real to me. 

Whatever the condition, I was very frightened. 
One night I could not sleep, and I thought I heard 
noises around the house. Mother was in the other 
room. Thomas E. by my side was sleeping soundly. 
I became terribly wrought in my feelings, and I de- 
cided to pray as my parents had taught me. 

I thought I could pray only by getting out of 
bed and kneeling, and that was a terrible test. But 

(For Course 3, lessons of February 4 and 11, "Our Individual 
Prayers and 'Our Family Prayers"; for Course 5, lessons of 
February 4 and 11, "There Are Many Times When We Pray" and 
Our Heavenly Father Answers Our Prayers"; for Course 7, lessons 
of December 17 and 31, "What Is Prayer?" and "Why We Pray"- 
to support family home evening lesson 10; and of general interest.) 

The five-year-old is a bundle of independence be- 
cause he is a bundle of faith. He is grateful for this 
faith and expresses it in many ways. His definition 
of prayer might be — 





by June Lacey Robinson* 

I did finally bring myself to get out of bed and 
kneel and pray to God to protect Mother and the 
family. And a voice, speaking as clearly to me as 
mine is to you, said, "Don't be afraid. Nothing will 
hurt you." Where it came from, what it was, I am 
not saying. You may judge. To me it was a direct 
answer. 1 

President McKay, as our prophet, prays to our 
Father in heaven often and depends on Him for 
many answers to our problems. 

A five-year-old child seems to have this same 
understanding. He is a bundle of independence be- 
cause he is full of faith — faith in himself, faith in 
his Heavenly Father's care. He is grateful for this 
faith and expresses it in many ways. 

If you listen carefully to the prayers of a five- 
year-old, you might hear: 

"I'm thankful for the streets that I can cross 

"I'm thankful for all the friends that like me 
so much." 

"I'm thankful that my garden is growing." 
"I'm thankful for my beautiful new shoes." 
"I'm thankful for my loose tooth." 

*David O. McKay, Pathways To Happiness; Bookcraft, Inc., Salt 
Lake City, Utah, 1957; pages 227, 228. See also Gospel Ideals, page 524. 

*June Lacey Robinson teaches gifted children, a project con- 
nected with Stanford University and the Norman C Stone Founda- 
tion. She was first-grade-level chairman in the Palo Alto schools 
a reading specialist, and teacher trainer for Head Start teachers 
Her present Church positions include stake and ward Primary 
music director in Palo Alto Ward, Palo Alto (California) Stake. 
She has been MIA stake activity counselor, Sunday School teacher, 
ward chorister, and Sunday School chorister. She attended Utah 
State University (B.A., 1955). She and her husband, Phil Robinson, 
have two children. 




Art by Dale Kilbourn. 

If a five-year-old is asking to be released from 
a feeling of fear, he might say: 

"Please bless my teacher so she'll like me." 
"Please help those other kids to be nice to me." 
"Please help me pour my milk without spilling it." 
It would seem that a five-year-old is expressing 
thanks for all his abilities and the things he is al- 
lowed to do, and at the same time he is asking for 
support and for the way to be opened so that he can 
grow and fulfill his calling in life. Are his basic con- 
cerns much different from those of adults? 

PRAYER IS . . . 

(Directly quoted from several five-year-olds) 
Prayer is to close your eyes and think. 

Prayer is to bow your head and close your eyes while 

someone else talks. 
Prayer is when you quietly yell for Heavenly Father 

to help you. 
Prayer is to tell Heavenly Father thanks for such a 

nice earth. 
Prayer is to thank Him for all of our food and ask 

Him to bless it. 
Prayer is to tell Heavenly Father that you are afraid 

and wait while He protects you. 
Prayer is to ask Him to help you do something that 

you think you can't do. 
Prayer is the talking we do when we are almost 


Library File Reference: PRAYER. 



Returning from service in the British South Mission, 
Elder Richard S. Boyer contemplates that the great 
obstacles the missionaries faced 130 years ago, 
or even at the time of Christ, are the 
same today. These obstacles he calls . . . 



by Richard S. Boyer' 

"Ladies and Gentlemen. Welcome aboard Flight 720, 
nonstop to Salt Lake City. Our flying time will be two 
hours and forty minutes. I'll give you our flight plan once 
we are airborne. Until then, please observe the 'No Smoking' 
and 'Fasten Seat Belt' signs during takeoff. Thank you." 

I can hardly believe that two years have gone 
by since I heard a similar announcement, when I left 
home to serve as a missionary in Great Britain. I 
was thrilled to be called to labor in the land of my 
forefathers, and I felt it a privilege to follow in the 
footsteps of my great, great-grandfather, who was 
one of the first seven missionaries to that choice land. 

Things have changed considerably since then. 
I was in London only hours ago and will be with 
my family tonight. This is in marked contrast to 
the months of travel undertaken by those first mis- 
sionaries of the Church of Christ. However, many 
features of missionary work have not changed great- 
ly. I am convinced that the greatest obstacles mis- 
sionaries faced 130 years ago, or even at the time 
of Christ, are the same today. These obstacles I 
call "barriers to faith." My whole mission was aimed 
at overcoming these obstacles so that I could be 
effective in the work of the Lord. Conquering these 
barriers seems to me to have three phases, which I 
would like to discuss briefly. 

The Key to Faith in Oneself 

"As he [a man] thinketh in his heart, so is he," 
wrote Solomon. (Proverbs 23:7.) In developing faith, 
the first barrier I remember facing was within my- 
self. The key to gaining faith in oneself is to dis- 

(For Course 9, lesson of December 10, "A Latter-day Saint Is 
Prayerful"; for Course 13, lesson of February 11, "The Return of 
the Missionaries"; for Course 15, lesson of January 7, "The Roman 
Empire"; for Course 27, lesson of January 14, "Servants of God"; 
for Course 29, lesson of February 11, "Authority in the Ministry"; 
and of general interest.) 

♦Richard S. Boyer is presently enrolled as a sophomore at the 
University of Utah in pre-medicine, and is affiliated with Sigma Chi 
fraternity. In 1964 he graduated from East High School where he 
was student body president, and a Sterling scholar. He served in 
British South Mission and is now a Sunday School teacher and 
home teacher in Monument Park Ward, Monument Park Stake, 
Salt Lake City. 

cipline the Spirit by practicing obedience and con- 
trol. "He that ruleth his spirit [is better] than 
he that taketh a city." (Proverbs 16:32.) Getting 
up at 6:00 a.m., having study classes, knocking on 
doors, riding bicycles, and experiencing disappoint- 
ments — all these help a missionary overcome his 
selfish and negative attitudes. 

One week we knocked on doors for hours every- 
day without getting into a home. On Saturday 
morning it rained, but we decided to ignore the rain 
and go again to the streets we had covered during 
the week, hoping to find some honest person we 
had missed. That morning we were invited into six 
homes, and we returned to teach a lady who 
was later baptized and who now is a good member 
of the Church. One evening we decided to take a 
new route home. We went down a short street 
that the missionaries had not tracted earlier. Hav- 
ing a few minutes to spare, we decided to knock on 
some doors. Only one lady showed any interest. She 
invited us to come back later and meet her husband 
because she thought he had a special reason to be 
interested. We cancelled our appointments and re- 
turned to find that the husband recently had been 
converted to Christianity by a remarkable dream, 
and now they were both looking for the true church. 
They soon accepted baptism and are now preparing 
to have their young son sealed to them in the Lon- 
don Temple. The Lord is concerned with His work 
and wants us to succeed, but we must put ourselves 
in a position to receive His guidance. Only in doing 
this can we trust our decisions and actions, and thus 
develop faith in ourselves. 

Faith in Other People 

The next great barrier to faith is the lack of faith 
in and love for other people. President McKay chal- 
lenged us when he said: 



The noblest aim in life is to strive to live to make 
other lives better and happier. Browning sounds the 
keynote in Paracelsus when he says: "There is an 
answer to the passionate longings of the heart for 
fulness, and I knew it. And the answer is this: Live 
in all things outside yourself by love, and you will 
have joy. That is the life of God; it ought to be our 
life. In Him it is accomplished and perfect; but in 
all created things, it is a lesson learned slowly and 
against difficulty." 1 

It is often easy to love those who love us and 
are most like us, but to learn to love and under- 
stand people whose background, temperament, and 
convictions are different from our own is not so 
easy. Of this Edwin Markham wrote: 

He drew a circle that shut me out: — 
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. 
But Love and I had the wit to win: 
We drew a circle that took him in. 

A missionary must learn to have faith in all 
people, as children of the same Father in heaven 
and to respect their right to hear the gospel. As we 
were working with one choice family, we reached a 
"stymie" with the father. We could not seem to 
interest him. One night when we arrived at the 
home, this father was playing with his son's model 
road-race set, and we joined in the fun. We played 
for nearly an hour. Later, when we began the mis- 
sionary lesson, we were no longer foreigners or mis- 
sionaries, but friends who were interested in him 
and his family. He listened, became interested in 
the gospel, and he and his wife and son were bap- 

I am also impressed with the story of the lady 
whom the missionaries taught for a long time before 
she could be baptized. She had been ready for bap- 
tism for a number of months, but no one had been 
able to get her husband's consent. One evening a 
wise and sincere missionary went to their home 
determined to secure permission for the wife's bap- 
tism. The elder visited at length with the husband, 
showing concern for his interests and trying to un- 
derstand his motives for opposition. Finally, when 
the elder was in a position of confidence, he boldly 
invited the husband to his wife's baptism. The 
husband declined the offer to attend, but he gave 
permission for her to join the Church. This sister 
can attend only Relief Society, but she has the joy 
of membership in the true Church because a mis- 
sionary had faith in the basic goodness of the hus- 

The concept of loving people and developing 
faith in them is best described, perhaps, by the 
greatest missionary of all time. Paul wrote: 

For though I be free from all men, yet have I 

*David O. McKay, Gospel Ideals; The Improvement Era, Salt 
Lake City, Utah, 1953; page 134. 

made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the 
more. ... 7 am made all things to all men, that I 
might by all means save some. (I Corinthians 9: 
19, 22.) 

To Know God 

The most profound statement I have ever read 
is found in the writings of the Prophet Joseph 

It is the first principle of the Gospel to know 
for a certainty the Character of God and to know 
that we may converse with Him as one man con- 
verses with another. . . .' 

The ultimate step in overcoming the barriers to 
faith is to narrow the schism between ourselves and 
our God. One of the most significant experiences of 
my whole life took place when I attempted vocal, 
private prayer for the first time. It is strange that 
in the privacy of my own room at home, and in the 
many prayers I had offered night and morning, I 
had never thought to offer one of those private 
prayers aloud. One night after my companion 
retired to bed, I went downstairs, knelt down, pon- 
dered a few moments on the communication I want- 
ed to achieve, and simply said, "My Father in 
heaven. ..." I paused for what seemed like hours, 
though only a few seconds elapsed, because I knew 
for the first time, more surely than I had ever known 
in my life, that He was listening. Since that time 
I have tried not to miss the privilege of vocal, pri- 
vate prayer every day. 

When moving to another town, my companion 
and I decided to fast and pray for a certain num- 
ber of convert baptisms. We did not know how 
many baptisms to ask for, but before we completed 
the fast, we knew we should ask for twenty honest 
people to join the Church during the summer. We 
continued to pray for that goal. We worked hard 
and were blessed with success, but we learned that 
we should not place time limits on the Lord. It 
took a little longer than the summer's end to reach 
our goal. But one climactic evening, after the bap- 
tism of a family of three, I joyfully put my arm 
around my companion and said, "Elder, remember 
when we fasted and prayed for twenty baptisms? 
Well, those three tonight were eighteen, nineteen, 
and twenty." 

Discuss It with the Lord 

I recall the words of my brother-in-law as I en- 
tered the mission field: "Remember that the Lord 
knows what to say and how to say it. But He 
won't force anyone to do it His way. We can do it 
anyway we please, and He won't interfere. But if a 

(Concluded on page 481.) 

2 Joseph Fielding Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 
Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1958; page 345. 



;. ■ ■ ■ 



by Reed H. Bradford 

The peace and confidence that come from 
knowing one has tried to do his best and 
from feeling that he has the approval of the 
Lord are as great a blessing as one can have. 

And when he was entered into a ship, his dis- 
ciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a 
great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship 
was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And 
his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, 
Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, 
Why are ye fearful, ye of little faith? Then he 
arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there 
was a great calm. (Matthew 8:23-26.) 

Some years ago President J. Reuben Clark told 
the following story: 

It was at the annual county fair, and farmers 
from far and near had come to exhibit their harvest 
and to engage hired hands for the next year. One 
prosperous farmer came across a husky lad and 
asked: "What can you do?" The answer: 

"I can sleep when the wind blows." 

With such an answer the farmer turned and 
started to walk away, perturbed at the impudence 
of the man. But he turned again and asked: "What 
did you say?" 

(For Course 17, lesson of February 4, "King Noah and Abinadi"; 
for Course 19, lessons of February 11 and 18, "Knowledge Concern- 
ing Eternal Nature of Man"; for Course 25, lessons of January 14 
and February 18, "Return Unto Me" and "A Promise To Be Kept"; 
for Course 27, lesson of January 21, "Faith in Jesus Christ"; for 
Course 29, lesson of February 25, "Law of Eternal Progression"; 
to support family home evening lessons 17 and 22; and of general 

"I can sleep when the wind blows." 

"Well," said the farmer, "I don't know what 
that means, but I'm going to hire you anyway." 

Winter came, followed by the usual spring, and 
the new hired hand didn't show any particular 
signs of extra work, but filled the duties of his 
calling as most others would have done. 

And then one night in early summer the farmer 
noticed a strong wind rising. He dashed to the hired 
hand's quarters to arouse him to see that all the 
stock was properly cared for. There he found the 
hired hand asleep. He was about to awaken him, 
when he remembered the boy's strange statement. 

He went to his barns and there found all his 
animals in their places, and the doors and windows 
securely locked. He found that the haystack had 
been crisscrossed with heavy wires, anticipating 
such a night, and that it would weather the storm. 

Then the farmer knew what his hired man meant 
when he gave as his only qualification, "I can sleep 
when the wind blows." 1 

There are many trials in life, and it is often 
difficult to find solutions to our problems. Some of 
us despair; others seek an escape. Some resort to 
alcohol and drugs. Some engage in activities which 
have some value but which do not permit any solu- 
tions to their troubles. Those who follow these 
paths have never fully realized that life was meant 
to be a challenge, an opportunity. 

x Adapted from Albert L. Zobell, Jr., Story Teller's Scrapbook; 
Bookcraft, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1948; pages 111, 112. Also Church 
News section, Deseret News, June 18, 1952; page 7. 



Thirty-sixth in a Series To Support the Family Home Evening Program. 

The challenge lies in our being able to choose 
between different types of satisfactions. The Lord 
has indicated that we should seek those that will 
help us to become like Him. He recognizes that we 
must spend some time in pursuit of material things 
such as food, shelter, and clothing; but He has 
asked us to remember the eternal things: 

Seek not for riches but for wisdom, and behold, 
the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you, 
and then shall you be made rich. Behold, he that 
hath eternal life is rich. (Doctrine and Covenants 

The opportunity is to learn from our earthly ex- 

// thou art called to pass through tribulation . . . 
if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce 
winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather 
blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge 
up the way . . . know thou, my son, that all these 
things shall give thee experience, and shall be for 
thy good. The Son of Man hath descended below 
them all. Art thou greater than he? (Doctrine and 
Covenants 122:5,7,8.) 

Among the many great gifts God offers to us 
are the principles which He knows must be under- 
stood, accepted, and lived if we are to attain the 
destiny He has foreseen for each of us from the 

. . . Behold, I am Jesus Christ. . . . In me shall 
all mankind have light, and that eternally, even 
they who shall believe on my name; and they shall 

become my sons and my daughters. (Ether 3:14.) 

Understanding these principles is a continuing 
process. If we honestly and regularly engage in this 
process, we will continue to grow intellectually and 
spiritually. But we must do more than this. We 
must demonstrate integrity in trying to apply them 
in our lives. And if we do this, the gift of the Holy 
Ghost will become meaningful to us. We will have 
the truthfulness of the principles of the gospel con- 
firmed in our souls. 

And I give unto you a commandment, that ye 
shall forsake all evil and cleave unto all good, that 
ye shall live by every word which proceedeth forth 
out of the mouth of God. For he will give unto 
the faithful line upon line, precept upon precept; 
and I will try you and prove you herewith. (Doc- 
trine and Covenants 98:11, 12.) 

Yes, the tribulations of life may be many. Some 
goals we may never reach, not through any fault of 
our own but simply because some of the world's op- 
portunities are available only to a few. Or we may 
be called upon to make sacrifices for others. And 
sometimes we progress simply by changing goals. 
Yet, if we have tried to do our best, and to under- 
stand, accept, and implement the principles taught 
by our Heavenly Father, we will be true to the chal- 
lenge and opportunity of life. We will also ex- 
perience a deep sense of security, peace, and joy from 
within. We will sleep when the wind blows. 

Library File Reference: PEACE. 

BARRIERS TO FAITH (Concluded from page 479.) 

man can discuss the work with the Lord to the point 
that he thinks like the Lord, then he becomes truly 
the mouthpiece of the Lord in the area of his respon- 
sibility. Your words can be the word of the Lord 
in your work, just as surely as the Prophet speaks 
the word of the Lord to the entire Church. But 
how seldom does a missionary arrive at this sacred 
point!" 3 

Right now the spirit of the mission field is "be- 
lieve and baptize," based on the scripture, ". . . If 

thou canst believe, all things are possible to him 
that believeth." (Mark 9:23.) I am thankful for my 
mission and the challenges presented by the "faith 
barriers"; for when these barriers are broken, prayer 
becomes meaningful, work is a joy, obedience is a 
privilege, and success becomes a realization. I am 
grateful that there are a number of people in Eng- 
land today who are not the same as they were two 
years ago. Their lives are filled with greater pur- 
pose, joy, and endurance, partly due to our efforts. 

s Letter to the author from J. Fielding Nelson, July 5, 1965. 
Brother Nelson is now President of the French East Mission. 

Library File Reference: MISSIONARY WORK. 



Basic Elements Prevailed 

Art by Dak Kilbourn. 

The Sacrament: 


by H. George Bickerstaff 

As the sacramental service concludes and the 
officiating priesthood holders resume their seats, 
do you sometimes reflect momentarily on other 
places and ages in which the Lord's Supper was ad- 
ministered — among the first century Christians, for 
example, or the American saints of the first two 
hundred years or so after Christ? Do you wonder 
how the sacrament was administered to them? 

(For Course 7, lesson of January 21, "Church Prayers"; for 
Course 15, lessons of March 24 and 31, "The Church of Christ in 
the First Century" and "The Church of Christ on the American 
Continent"; for Course 19, lesson of January 28, "Latter-day Con- 
tributions to Understanding of God"; for Course 27, lesson of Feb- 
ruary 18, "The Sacrament"; for Course 29, lesson of February 4, 
"The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper"; and of general interest.) 

The New Testament gives little detail about the 
sacrament, beyond its institution by the Savior 
(Luke 22:19-20) and Paul's comments on it (I 
Corinthians 11:23-25.) In the apostolic period, when 
so much was new and communication between 
apostles and distant branches was inadequate, prob- 
ably the worship services in the Church were not 
everywhere uniform in detail; but the essential ele- 
ments were always there. Everywhere the same spirit 
of love and reverence prevailed; hymns, prayers, 
exhortation, and testimony-bearing were features of 
the services; and, in keeping with the Lord's com- 
mand (Luke 22:19, 20; I Corinthians 11:24, 25), 
the sacrament of the Lord's Supper was celebrated 
in remembrance of his sacrifice. (See Acts 2:42.) 
Speaking of the sacramental service in the first 
century, Mosheim writes: 

. . . So much bread and wine as were requisite 
for the Lord's supper were set apart and conse- 
crated by prayer, offered up by the presiding min- 
ister alone, the people responding amen. The dis- 
tributors of the sacred supper were the deacons. . . .* 

Nonmembers of the Church were not given the sac- 
rament, but little children were. The simplicity of the 
worship services was reflected in the partaking of 
the sacrament. Each partaker received the bread 
in his right hand, the wine being presented by the 
deacon in a cup. The sacrament was the highlight 
of a deeply spiritual service. 2 

About the middle of the second century, Justin 
Martyr wrote a description of the sacramental ser- 
vice as he knew it: 

. . . There is . . . brought to the president of the 
brethren bread and a cup of wine mixed with water; 
and he taking them, gives praise and glory to the 
Father of the universe, through the name of the 
Son and of the Holy Ghost, and offers thanks at 
considerable length for our being counted worthy 
to receive these things at His hands. And when 
he has concluded the prayers and thanksgivings, all 
the people present express their assent by saying 
Amen. This word Amen answers in the Hebrew lan- 
guage to . . . [so be it] . And when the president has 
given thanks, and all the people have expressed their 
assent, those who are called by us deacons give to 
each of those present to partake of the bread and 
wine mixed with water over which the thanksgiving 
was pronounced. . . . s 

As we would expect, then, what has come down 
to us about sacramental services in the early Church 
compares closely with what we do in the restored 

1 Mosheim, Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, century 1, chapter 
4, paragraph 7. 

2 James L. Barker, Apostasy from the Divine Church; Deseret 
News Press, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1960; page 531. 

*First Apology of Justin Martyr, chapter LXV. (See The Ante- 
Nicene Fathers, Vol. 1, Erdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, 



Church of Jesus Christ today. Prayer over the em- 
blems, the participants' response of amen, the par- 
taking only by little children and by baptized and 
confirmed adults, the passing of the sacrament by 
the deacons- — it is all familiar to us through our 
modern services. Any differences are superficial and 
are mainly explained by differing customs and avail- 
abilities. For example, the early Christians used the 
communal cup (we did formerly in the restored 
Church) and we now use individual cups. They 
used wine (apparently mixing it with water, at least 
at some periods), and we use water — in accordance 
with Doctrine and Covenants 27: 1-4. All indications 
point to an identity in basic matters and particu- 
larly in the simplicity of the sacramental service, 
its commemorative nature, and the deeply spiritual 
import of the proceedings. This identity likewise 
is apparent when early and restored Church prac- 
tices in this ordinance are compared with those the 
Savior personally established on the American con- 
tinent. (See 3 Nephi 18; 20:1-9; Moroni 4, 5; 6:5-6.) 

Jesus Gave the Same Instructions 

Apart from the question of authority to perform 
the ordinance, perhaps the most significant single 
item about the sacramental service is the prayers 
offered. That these were not to be left to individual 
discretion but were always to be the same specific 
words is clear from the Savior's revealing them in 
detail to the saints in ancient America (see Moroni 
4 and 5) and to the Church today (see Doctrine 
and Covenants 20:76-79). In each instance they 
were part of much counsel and commandment re- 
specting doctrine arid practice. 

The Savior ministered to His apostles in Pales- 
tine for forty days after His resurrection, ". 
speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom 
of God." (Acts 1:2-3.) It is inconceivable that, 
knowing the problems the apostles would have to 
meet in the rapidly expanding Church, He would 
not have given them instructions on how to set 
the Church in order, as He was to do shortly after 
that to the Nephite Twelve and then to the Prophet 
Joseph Smith in our day. And would not the sac- 
ramental prayers necessarily have been included 
in those instructions? No doubt they were, even 
though they are not contained in the New Testa- 
ment records as we have them today. 

Old Documents Bear Witness 

Evidence of this appears in an interesting study 
referred to by James L. Barker in these words: 

"Of these early centuries, there is no formula of 
the sacramental prayer that has come down to the 
present. Did the Savior Himself or through His 

Apostles give a set form for the prayer used in 
blessing the sacrament? If He did, what was the 
primitive formula out of which the various forms 
used in Christian church services grew? Mourret, 
the learned Catholic church historian, says that 
this question seemed impossible of solution until 
recent years, but that the discovery of precious doc- 
uments and long and patient work on the part of 
Dom Paul Cagin seems to have brought an answer. 

"Cagin compared five of these documents with 
each other, among them Latin fragments from Ver- 
ona, and 'The Testament of our Lord,' a Syriac 
manuscript published for the first time in 1899. He 
observed wherein these five independent documents 
agree and wherein they disagree. The disagreements 
represent additions to the original prayer; the things 
wherein they agree go back to a common source. 
Concerning this common source, Cagin writes: 

" 'Whether it be, moreover, from the precept and 
example of the Lord, or from the concerted prescrip- 
tion of the Apostles and from their common initial 
practice, or from the authority of their leader and 
his first successors, that this mysterious unanimity 
proceeds and, at so early a date, so universal in all 
the forms, it must have come from somewhere, and 
it can come only from one or the other of these three 
sources.' [Quoted from Paul Cagin, L'Eucharistia, 
Canon Primitif de la Messe, ou Formulaire essentiel 
et primitif de toutes les Liturgies, p. 30.] 

"Concerning each of the following points, and no 
others, he says the testimony of all of the witnesses 
(documents) is in complete agreement: 

I. Memores igitur mortis et resurrectionis ejus 
Mindful therefore of the death and resurrec- 
tion of him 

II. Offerimus tibi panem et calicem gratias tibi 

We offer to thee bread and cup thanks to 
thee expressing 

III. Quia nos dignos habuisti 
Because us worthy you considered 

IV. Adstare coran te et tibi ministrare 

To stand before thee and thee to serve 
V. et petimus 
and we ask 
VI. ut mittas Spiritum tuum Sanctum 
that thou sendest Spirit thy Holy 
VII. super oblationem sanctae Ecclesiae 

upon (the) offering of thy Holy Church 
VIII. in unum congregans des omnibus 
(sanctis — at end of line below) 
in one gathering give to all saints 

(Concluded on following page.) 




(Concluded from preceding page.) 

IX. qui percipiunt Sanctis 
who partake (of it) 

X. in repletionem Spiritus Sancti, etc. 
in fulness of Holy Spirit, etc." 4 

The sacramental prayer the Nephite Twelve were 
given as the blessing on the bread (which is identi- 
cal with that given for our use today) is as follows: 

God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the 
name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify 
this bread to the souls of all those who partake of 
it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body 
of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the 
Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon 
them the name of thy Son, and always remember 
him, and keep his commandments which he hath 
given them, that they may always have his Spirit 
to be with them. Amen. (Moroni 4:3.) 

In his book, James L. Barker compares relevant 
parts of this prayer with the elements common to 
the five documents Paul Cagin analyzed. The result 
is shown in the following extract: 5 


Mindful therefore of his 
death and resurrection 

Because thou hast con- 
sidered us worthy to 
stand before thee and 
to serve 

give to all the saints con- 
gregating together and 
who partake (of the 
sacrament) a fullness 
of Thy Holy Spirit 


That they may eat in re- 
membrance of the body 
of thy Son 

and witness unto thee . . . 
that they are willing to 
take upon them the 
name of thy Son and 
always . . . keep His 

that they may always 
have His Spirit to be 
with them. 

The Book of Mormon Testifies 

The points of agreement between the five docu- 
ments clearly demonstrate a common source for 
those points. As Barker goes on to suggest, the 
agreement of the sixth source — the Book of Mor- 
mon prayer — also points to the same source. We in 
the Church know that source to be Jesus Christ. 

Coincidentally, but significantly, in 1830 when 
the Book of Mormon was first published, Joseph 

*James L. Barker, The Protestors of Christendom; Zion's, Inde- 
pendence, Missouri, 1946; pages 54, 55. 
s Protestors of Christendom, page 56. 

It is a privilege to partake of the sacrament. Janet Smith 
and her grandmother, Ethel R. Carlquist, receive it from 
Mark Shoenfeld in Bonneville Ward, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Smith could not have gained from any historical 
sources then available any idea of the sacramental 
prayers of the apostolic age. Thus the agreement 
of the prayers as shown above is, in effect, an evi- 
dence of Joseph Smith's prophetic calling and of 
the divine origin of the Book of Mormon. 

When we partake worthily of the sacrament we 
are genuinely a part of the communion of all Christ's 
true disciples who have worshiped since that upper- 
room meal in Jerusalem two thousand years ago. 
The thought should increase our joy in the sacra- 
ment. So should the promise of the Savior: 

. . . For the hour cometh that I will drink of 
the fruit of the vine with you on the earth, and with 
Moroni . . . And also with Elias . . . and also John 
. . . and also Elijah . . . and also with Joseph and 
Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham . . . and also with 
Michael, or Adam . . . And also with Peter, and 
James, and John . . . and also with all those whom 
my Father hath given me out of the world. (Doc- 
trine and Covenants 27:5-7, 9-12, 14.) 

May we live to be worthy to partake of the 
sacrament together on that great occasion. 

Library File Reference: SACRAMENT. 



161 lO 

Where Jesus Taught 

by Lorin F. Wheelwright 

Jesus taught wherever men would listen. His message 
did not depend upon mortar and brick or highly sophis- 
ticated equipment. His classroom was as common as the 
great outdoors, a home, a temple, a synagogue, or a boat. 
His greatest sermon was preached from a low mountain, 
yet his greatest test of that sermon was enacted from a 
cross. His power to convert the commonplace into a 
laboratory of learning is one more evidence of his genius 
and his divinity. 

In December of 1965 we visited some of those com- 
mon places that have now become enshrined. We stood 
where he stood, walked his pathways, and sat where he 
sat. We felt the holiness of his presence, even after 2,000 
years, because in our minds echoed his voice and in our 
hearts surged the feeling of peace and goodness that he 

Come with me along the west shore of Galilee where 
Jesus loved to meet his friends. Heart-shaped and rim- 
med with hills, this "classroom of Christ" still invites the 
visitor to bask in the warmth of its subsea-level sun. A 
gentle breeze sucked down from the hills can suddenly 
change to a violent storm — like the one which trapped 
the fishermen on the lake and caused them to cry out, 
"Save us, lest we perish!" This same placid lake could be- 
friend the fisherman in whose boat the great teacher 
might stand to talk with his friends on the shore. Or it 
could carry the chill of an early morning, leaving a small 
group huddled around a fire, baking fish for breakfast 
and sadly awaiting a welcome word from a friend. 

A few miles northward from Tiberias we came to 
some hills on the west shore. Here, rocks seem to have 
withstood the erosion of the storms and the cracking heat 
of the sun. Little streams have carried away the softer 
soil, leaving natural outcroppings on which a multitude 
could sit while someone might talk with them. We found 
such a place. Our guide said it is likely the place where 
Jesus told his parable of the man who built his house 
upon the rock. If this were the place, Jesus could point 
nearby to show the instability of shifting sands. Also 
nearby is the place where hungry disciples were fed from 
two small fishes and five loaves. 

This is the area where Jesus called and ordained his 
apostles. After his death, when these same apostles 
gathered on the day of Pentecost, they were identified as 

Galilaeans. And those who heard them "were all amazed 
and marvelled." (Acts 2:7.) It was here at Galilee where 
a miracle of religious education transformed fishermen 
into fishers of men. 

My impressions of the area left me troubled by the 
arrogance of lesser men who demand so much in facility 
and equipment to teach their students. I have heard 
complaints long and loud that unless such-and-such a 
room is refinished, equipped with new furniture, and the 
number of students reduced to an absolute minimum, 
the teacher cannot teach. Long before such formal de- 
mands, the greatest teacher of all painted verbal pictures 
where there were no blackboards. He picked heads of 
wheat and blew away the chaff where there were no 
motion pictures or wall charts. He spoke to a little child 
held on his knee and taught compassion where there 
were no clinics, and he eased the pain of the sick beside 
pools where there were no hospitals. He was a genius at 
making the most of the commonplace. His was an 
example of breathing meaning into the meaningless and 
love into the despised. He made of a little barren patch 
of hillside a symbol of "the mount." He converted the 
restless sea into an aquarium of miracles, and he told 
stories of the passerby that transformed this little spot 
into a world stage of man's eternal struggle. 

As we walked over the ground, my mind went back to 
the days of the merchants and caravans which traversed 
this same area in Jesus' time. I thought of the precious 
gems they carried and displayed. Today we think of the 
diamond as the most valuable. In Jesus' time, it was the 
pearl. In the marketplaces of the settlements along the 
lake, these far-ranging merchants would stop and tell 
their tales of daring and adventure. We can easily 
imagine how one such merchant told of his quest for the 
most precious pearl of all. We can see him carefully un- 
folding it from his bosom and commanding the wide- 
eyed amazement of his listeners. We can hear him com- 
pare it to the pearls of great price owned by the Queen 
of Sheba, each valued at more than $400,000. And we 
can appreciate with him its rare value and beauty. We 
can understand why he would scoff at the idea of parting 
with it. Here is more than a worldly treasure — here is 
his life's passion, his quest, the meaning of his career. 
Would he "cast it before swine"? The thought is abhor- 

(Concluded on opposite back of picture.) 





Photograph by 
Lorin F. Wheelwright 

Where Jesus Taught 

(Concluded from opposite back of picture.) 

It was here that Jesus caught the overtones of such 
tales and converted the people's hunger for treasure to 
his own spiritual purpose. It was here that he said: 

. . . The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant 
man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found 
one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, 
and bought it. (Matthew 13:45, 46.) 

It was here he said: 

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that 
was cast into the sea, . , . and gathered the good into 
vessels, but cast the bad away. (Matthew 13:47, 48 J 

It was here, pointing to the land around him, that 
he said: 

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure 
hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he 
hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he 
hath, and buyeth that field. (Matthew 13:44.) 

Land, nets, treasure, good fish, and pearls — these 
were his visual aids. They existed underfoot, at hand, 
and in stories of the marketplace. He indelibly pictured 
them for his listeners. 

When we came to Capernaum, several miles further 
up the shore, we found ruins of a synagogue where tradi- 
tion says Jesus taught. With the normal discount of un- 
certainty which surrounds all pinpointing, two thousand 
years after the fact, one can still visualize a place where 
Jesus worshiped — similar, if not identical, to the one 
where we stood. I often wondered how a layman like 
Jesus could teach in a synagogue. I have since learned 
that the synagogue was under the control of the laity. 
The elders served as rulers both in religious and civil 
affairs, but their privileges in the synagogue were limited 
to giving the blessing. They selected members of the con- 
gregation to give prayers, read lessons, and deliver ser- 
mons. "The four chief parts of the synagogue worship 
were, (1) the reading of the Law (2) of the prophets, 
(3) the sermon, and (4) the prayers." 1 This explains 
how Jesus was able to use the synagogue to teach his 
gospel, and also why some of the elders grew restless and 
resentful of his powers to influence the people. When 
they saw him in action in their own places of worship, 

1 A Commentary on the Holy Bible, edited by J. R. Dummelow, Macmillan 
Company, 1924; page 635. 

they sensed the danger to their own entrenched positions 
from one who could ask searching questions and give 
pointed answers. 

Near the synagogue we came to a cluster of stones 
under a tree, beside the sea of Galilee. It was here that 
I could see most clearly — with only a hint of imagina- 
tion — a teacher surrounded by a group of close friends. 
Although, as I later learned, in more formal teaching 
settings a teacher in Palestine would sit while his listen- 
ers stood, I could not help but feel that here, after many 
hours of hard work, the weary fishermen did sit and rest 
their bodies while their minds soared. Under the fasci- 
nating spell of the great storyteller their hours would 
pass. When we came upon this natural setting I thought 
that here was truly a holy classroom. 

I caught a glimpse of his apostles urging him to ex- 
plain further what he had told the Roman centurian in 
Capernaum, only a few steps away. What did he mean 
by the words, "I say unto you, that many shall come 
from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abra- 
ham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. 
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into 
outer darkness. . ."? (Matthew 8:11 12.) And to the 
centurian, "I have not found so great faith, no, not in 
Israel"? (Matthew 8:10.) Then Jesus' apostles must have 
realized that no position of power nor heritage of birth 
qualified one to enter the kingdom of heaven. But faith 
— faith is the visa required to enter heaven. Such were 
the lessons taught in Capernaum by the sea. 

I sat on one of these old familiar stones. I felt part of 
the circle where Jesus taught his friends. I heard again 
his words about the kingdom of heaven. And a hymn 
flooded my mind — one that I heard often, singing with- 
in, as we visited the holy land. Suddenly it seemed in- 
tensely true and real: 

One sweetly solemn thought 

comes to me o'er and o'er: 
I am nearer home today 

Than I've ever been before. 2 

2 Hymns — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, No. 272. 

For Course 13, lessons of January 7 to 28, "Jesus Finds a New Home," "The 
Sermon On the Mount," ""The Miracles in Galilee," and "The First Mission- 
aries"; for Course 25, lesson of January 14, "Return Unto Me"; for Course 27, 
lesson of January 21, "Faith in Jesus Christ"; to support family home evening 
lesson 17; and of general interest.) 




A Flannelboard Story by Marie F. Felt 

It was in the very beginning when this earth 
was first created that the Lord God made a day of 
rest — a Sabbath Day. It was the seventh day. 

In the first day He made light and separated it 
from darkness. The time when it is light we call day. 
The darkness we call night. 

On the second day He divided the waters so 
that some would be in one place and some in an- 

On the third day He gathered the waters of the 
earth into one place so that dry land would appear. 
The dry land He called "earth," and the waters He 
called "seas." Then He caused the grass, the fruit 
trees, and other plants to grow to make the earth 
more beautiful. 

On the fourth day God said, "Let there be light 
... to divide the day from the night." The light for 
the night was the moon, and the light for the day 
was the sun. "He made the stars also." 

On the fifth day God created great whales and 
all kinds of fish to live in the waters. He also creat- 
ed fowls which are birds. Some birds make the 
world beautiful and help God keep the earth as He 
wants it to be. For food they eat seeds, bugs, worms, 
and so forth. He also created ducks, chickens, tur- 
keys, and others of that kind. These are for us to eat. 

On the sixth day He created cattle, other ani- 
mals, and creeping things such as worms and cater- 
pillars. But the greatest of all His creations was 
man. He made a man and woman like Himself. This 
earth that He had created was for them, and all 
things on it were for their use and happiness. 

On the seventh day, however, God rested. This 
was a special day, a day which He blessed as a day 
of rest. By doing this, He was showing us what is 
right for us to do every seventh day. [End of 
Scene /.] 

During the days of the Prophet Moses, the people 

(For Course 5, lessons of February 18 and 25, "Sunday Is the 
Sabbath Day" and "The Sabbath Is the Lord's Special Day"; for 
Course 11, lesson of February 18, "The Fourth Commandment"; for 
Course 15, lesson of February 4, "Gentiles Given the Right Hand of 
Fellowship"; and of general interest.) 

who were known as the children of Israel were again 
reminded that the seventh day, or the Sabbath 
Day, is a holy day, a day of rest from the work of 
the other six days. Some of the people had to leam 
this lesson the hard way. They did not believe that 
the Lord God meant what He said. 

It was on their journey from the land of Egypt 
back to their real home in the land of Canaan that 
they learned this lesson. God knew that food for 
so many people would be hard for them to find, so 
He told them that He would provide it while they 
were in the wilderness. The people called it manna, 
and it tasted like sweet bread. Every morning the 
ground was covered with it, and they gathered 
enough for just one day. 

On the Sabbath, however, no manna appeared. 
The people had been told by God that on the sixth 
day they were to gather enough for two days. Most 
of the people obeyed, but there were some people 
who did not. When they went out on the Sabbath 
day to gather manna there was none to be found, 
and so that day they were hungry unless someone 
shared with them. [End of Scene II.] 

A little later, as the people neared a mountain 
called Mount Sinai, the Lord God spoke to Moses, 
the leader of these people. Moses was a prophet 
and very special to the Lord God. He told Moses 
to come to the top of the mountain and meet Him 
there. He then gave Moses ten commandments, or 
rules, for his people to follow. He would expect the 
children of Israel to obey these at all times. One 
of these commandments was about the Sabbath Day. 
It said — 

Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy. 
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord 
thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, 
nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor 
thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger 
that is within thy gates: 

(Continued on following page.) 



THE SABBATH DAY IS A HOLY DAY (Continued from preceding page.) 

For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, 
the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the 
seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sab- 
bath day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:8-11.) 
[End of Scene III.] 

When Jesus was living on the earth, He did many 
good and kind things for people. He especially liked 
to be thoughtful and kind on the Sabbath, for it 
is the Lord's day. 

One Sabbath day He met a woman who had 
been ill for 18 years. That is a long time to be ill. 
He laid His hands on her and blessed her, and im- 
mediately she was made well. She was very grate- 
ful to be well again and thanked Jesus over and 
over for using the power given Him by our Heavenly 
Father to do this. 

Some people who saw Jesus heal the woman 
thought that He should not have done this on the 
Sabbath day. They said there were six other days 
wherein Jesus could heal people. 

Jesus reminded them that on the Sabbath day 
they gave their animals water to drink, and what He 
had done for the woman was even more important 
because He was using the power of God to make 
someone happy. 

After listening to the words of Jesus, the people 
who had objected were ashamed and realized that 
it was right for Jesus to do what He did. [End of 
Scene IV.] 

Many years passed before Joseph Smith lived 
and became the first prophet and leader of God's 
Church today. It is the Church to which we belong 
and is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints. The men who belong to this Church 
and hold the higher priesthood have the same right 
and power to act in God's name that Jesus had. 
All of us are expected to obey all of God's com- 
mandments, including the one which tells us to re- 
member the Sabbath Day and keep it holy. 

Before our pioneers came to the west, many 
people who were not members did not understand 
that this was God's true Church; and they were un- 
kind to those who did belong. They were so unkind 
that the members in the eastern United States left 
their homes and most of their belongings and moved 
out west to the land by the Great Salt Lake. 

The journey was long and hard. Many people 
had to walk all the way. Only the old people, the 
very young, or the sick, were allowed to ride because 
the rest of the space in the covered wagons had to 
be used to take food, clothing, bedding, and dishes 
to the new home. The journey took several months. 
They would travel for six days, then on Sunday 
everyone rested, even the oxen which had been pull- 
ing the covered wagons. 

While they rested, they held meetings. Here 
they sang songs of praise and thanksgiving to our 
Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Their 
leaders gave gospel talks. They told the people 
what the commandments of the Lord were and ad- 
vised them to obey these laws at all times. One of 
these commandments was, of course, to keep the 
Sabbath Day holy. [End of Scene V.] 

The final group of brave and courageous pioneers 
in the first company arrived in the Valley of the 
the Great Salt Lake on Saturday. Even though it 
was urgent that they build homes and plant crops, 
they rested and held religious services on the next 
day, which was the Sabbath. On Monday, they be- 
gan to make homes for themselves. They planted 
crops so that they and those who were coming later 
would have food to eat. [End of Scene VI.] 

Just like them, we today are expected to obey 
God's commandments. We should keep the Sabbath 
day holy. This means that on Sunday we should 
not do any work, but should rest from our weekday 
labors. We should go to church to worship the Lord 
God, learn more about Him, and let Him know that 
we love Him. It is also a day to be thoughtful of 
other people, to visit them, especially our grand- 
parents and other relatives, and to be as good to 
them as we can be. 

Jesus once said, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy 
God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and 
with all thy mind." When we keep the Sabbath 
day holy we are showing that we love Him and are 
grateful to Him. [End of Epilogue.] 

How To Present the Flannelboard Story 

Characters and Props Needed for This Presentation Are: 

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. (OT190.) To be 
used in Scene I. (To enrich this scene part of the 
figures from flannelboard story "What Heavenly Father 
Gives Us," The Instructor, November, 1962, may be 
used. The teacher can make simple drawings of the 
sun, moon, or other figures necessary.) 

Moses, the prophet for the children of Israel. (OT191.) To 
be used in Scenes II and III. 

Some of the children of Israel looking for food on a Sun- 
day morning. (OT192.) To be used in Scene II. (To en- 
rich this scene use flannelboard story "The Israelites 
and the Sabbath," The Instructor, March, 1962.) 

Tablets of the Ten Commandments. (OT193.) To be used in 
Scene III. 

Mount Sinai. To be used in Scene III. (Make a simple 
drawing and color.) (To enrich Scene III use other 
groups of Bible figures for the children of Israel watch- 
ing as Moses shows them the Ten Commandments; 
also to supplement use, "Great Words To Live By," 
picture story, The Instructor, December, 1964.) 

Jesus with His hands on the head of a woman who is 
bent over due to a long illness. A group of people 
watching Jesus. (NT179.) To be used in Scene V. 

A family of pioneers traveling west to their new home. 
The driver walks beside the wagon. (CH143.) To be 
used in Scene V. 

Pioneers are seen on the Sabbath day worshiping in a 
religious service. (CH144.) To be used in Scenes V 
and VI. 



Order of Episodes: 

Scene I: 

Scenery: An outdoor scene showing the beautiful world 
that the»Lord God created. 

Action: Adam and Eve are placed in the garden. 
Scene II: 

Scenery: An outdoor desert scene. 

Action: Moses is seen watching the people of Israel 
who have come out of their tents on the Sabbath 
morning to find food, and there is none. 
Scene III: 

Scenery: An outdoor scene with Mount Sinai in the 

Action: The children of Israel watch as Moses shows 
them the tablets of the Ten Commandments. Moses 
explains the laws. 
Scene IV: 

Scenery: A synagogue in the land of Palestine. 

Action: Jesus with His hand on a woman who is ill. 
She is bent over as a result of the illness. The 
ruler of the synagogue and a small group of people 
watch as Jesus heals her. Their faces indicate sur- 
prise that Jesus would heal on the Sabbath day. 

Scene V: 

Scenery: An outdoor scene. 

Action: Pioneers travel west to their new home by 
covered wagon. Only the old, very young, and sick 
are seen riding. The driver walks and guides the 
horses. (Add the group of pioneers (CH144) to 
complete this scene; this group shows them resting 
and worshiping on the Sabbath.) 
Scene VI: 

Scenery: An outdoor scene in Salt Lake Valley. 

Action: These pioneers are seen meeting together. 
This day is Sunday, the Sabbath and they are 
resting from their work. They are worshiping our 
Heavenly Father as He would have them do. 

Scenery: Indoor scene. 

Action: Showing some of the things we do today when 
we rest and go to church and worship our Heav- 
enly Father. (For the epilogue the teacher may 
use the flannelboard story "The Sacrament Is a 
Covenant and a Promise," The Instructor, October 
1965, or other material which will help complete 
this story.) 

Library File Reference: SABBATH DAY. 


The years have rusted memory, but spots untouched and bright 
Still gleam with gladness as I sit and think alone tonight. 
And of these precious clear ones, it seems that Christmas gives 
The magic radiance of youth in which my heart relives 
The days of happy childhood when Santa Claus was real — 
That keen anticipation and eagerness I feel. 

The simple gifts he brought me were all I hoped for then. 
Oh, would these later years could bring that thrilling joy again! 
This thought comes with insistence — why, there are children now 
Who lack what you could give them — Desire will teach you how! 

Warm glows of satisfaction are coming to my heart, 
My loneliness is fleeing — once more I have a part 
In Christmas time. I hasten to make some children gay, 
And now for me is dawning an oldtime Christmas Day. 

— Delia Adams Leitner. 

DECEM BER 1 967 


To Be Successful: 
Build Quality and 
Sell Your Product 


Did you ever see a successful 
business operation that had no 
sales program? Perhaps in the past 
years there have been some that 
remained successful for a period of 
time, but in this day and age of 
keen competition, where demands 
on both money and time are heavy, 
it is unlikely that such a business 
would continue for very long. 

In generations gone by, news 
that the circus was coming to town 
or that a play was being presented 
in the community attracted large 
crowds. But today the demands 
on our time and the attractions 
which entice us in many directions 
bring support only to those pro- 
grams which are properly adver- 
tised and sold. The old adage, "If 
a man builds a better mouse trap, 
the world will beat a path to his 
door," is no longer true. Even the 
very best products must be mar- 
keted through an effective sales 

The Sunday School is no excep- 
tion. It competes for the time of 
the Church membership. There 
are attractions such as rest, work, 
sports, television, traveling, etc., 
which entice many away. Just as 
you need to advertise and sell a 
product, so you need to advertise 
and sell the Sunday School pro- 
gram. An attempt to pressure the 
prospect is no more successful in 
Church work than it is in the mar- 
ketplace. To be successful you 
must make the program attractive. 

What steps can you take to 

make the Sunday School more 

1. Maintain dignity in the wor- 
ship service and in classes by be- 
ing well prepared. This will bring 
respect to your Sunday School. 

2. Become a student of your as- 
signment. Study all the informa- 
tion available to help you in your 
calling. Visit with contemporaries 
to gather helpful ideas. Gather per- 
tinent information, then organize 
it into an effective program. This 
will give life to your Sunday 

3. Be prayerful throughout the 
week preparatory to your respon- 
sibilities. Pray with your asso- 
ciates. Place your dependence 
upon the Lord and then work 
hard at the program. This will give 
spirituality to your Sunday School. 

4. Motivate your teachers with 
words of encouragement that will 
inspire them to new heights. This 
will give dedication to your pro- 

5. Work with the bishop in the 
selection of capable officers and 
teachers to fill the various posi- 
tions. It is important to have the 
right person in the right place. 
This will give depth to your Sun- 
day School. 

6. Teach the youngsters and the 
oldsters to sit quietly in the wor- 
ship service. The first important 
step is for the superintendency to 
set the example. Members will 
willingly cooperate if the program 
is properly carried out. This will 

bring reverence to your Sunday 

7. Visit classes and evaluate 
their needs. Counsel with your 
teacher trainer to find the solution 
to any teaching problem that may 
exist. Then carry out the solution. 
This will give quality to your Sun- 
day School. 

8. Make every meeting a special 
meeting. Whether you are meet- 
ing the membership, the faculty, 
or a particular class, give atten- 
tion to detail as though it were the 
most important meeting of the 
year. Never leave anything undone 
that should be done. This will give 
thoroughness to your Sunday 

9. Organize an effective teach- 
ing-aid program. Teaching aids 
should not be used as an adjunct 
to the already prepared lesson. 
Have visual aids prepared for each 
teacher one week before the par- 
ticular lesson is to be given, so 
that the lesson can be constructed 
to make the teaching aids effec- 
tive. This will give interest to your 
Sunday School. 

What steps can you take to sell 
the Sunday School to those who 
should be present? 

1. Organize each class with class 
officers. Encourage them to be well 
prepared. Little antecdotes from 
them in introducing the lessons 
are attention getters. This is an 
opportune time to sell Sunday 
School to members and promote 
loyalty and enthusiasm. 



2. Enlist the support of the bish- 
op in having the home teachers 
work with the respective Sunday 
School teachers to enlist inactive 
members. The bishop has complete 
authority to direct the communi- 
cation between the auxiliary and 
the home teacher. He can help 
you with enlistment. 

3. Take advantage of every op- 
portunity to sell your Sunday 
School to the members of your 

ward as being a great organization 
with a great purpose. It influences 
for good the life of every member 
of the ward, as well as visitors, if 
they will give it a chance. 

The Sunday School has the 
choice hour of the week. The Sun- 
day School teaches all members of 
the Church. The Sunday School 
teaches the gospel of Jesus Christ, 
which, when properly taught, 
changes the lives of the individuals 

for good. The Sunday School is an 
inspired program which brings 
happiness, inner peace, spiritual- 
ity, love, knowledge, wisdom, and 
understanding into the lives of its 

Is there any greater calling? 
— Superintendent 
Royden G. Derrick 

Library File Reference: SUNDAY SCHOOL- 

Answers to Your Questions 

Kneeling In Prayer Meeting 

Q. Should the officers and teach- 
ers of the Sunday School kneel in 
prayer at prayer meeting? 

— Salem Stake. 

A. This depends entirely upon 
the feeling of those conducting the 
meeting. Certainly kneeling would 
not be appropriate where physical 
conditions do not lend themselves 
to a desire to kneel. 

First Presidency's Instructions 

Q. Is kneeling to pray in prayer 
meeting contrary to the instruc- 
tions of the First Presidency? 

— Salem Stake. 

A. No. The recommendations 
of the Sunday School concerning 
kneeling do not supersede any 
previous instructions issued by 
the First Presidency. They have 
advised against kneeling in prayer 

circles except in the temple. The 
kneeling in prayer meeting is not 
to be done in a prayer circle. If 
done, each person kneels, ordi- 
narily, by his chair. 

Prayer at Stake Meetings 

Q. Is it recommended that kneel- 
ing for prayer be practiced in 
stake leadership meetings? 

— Salem Stake. 

A. No. Kneeling does not ex- 
tend to these meetings. 

Training Superintendents 

Q. Where do superintendents get 

their best training in supervision? 

— Semi-annual Conference. 

A. The Sunday School stake 
leadership meeting should be or- 
ganized and conducted specifically 
to train ward superintendents and 
their assistants in the principles 
and arts of supervision. 


/ think she always carried in her heart 
The image of the garden she had lost; 
No doubt she was regretfully aware 
Of what her disobedience had cost; 

But in the maze of thorn-infested earth 
She found a sprig of hope and she could dare 
Dream that the tree of life would bloom again 
Beside another stream, sometime, somewhere. 

— Florence French. 


December 24, 1967 
Christmas Worship Service 

Memorized Recitations 

For February 4, 1968 

Scriptures listed below should 
be memorized by students in 
Courses 15 and 19 during Decem- 
ber and January. Each class 
should recite in unison the passage 
for its respective course during the 
Sunday School worship service of 
February fast day. 

Course 15: 

(This scripture reinforces the 
principle of repentance.) 

"The Lord is not slack concern- 
ing his promise, as some men count 
slackness; but is longsuffering to 
us-ward, not willing that any 
should perish, but that all should 
come to repentance." 

—II Peter 3:9. 

Course 19: 

(In this scripture, Jesus tries to 
impress upon the Jews that He is 
their Savior.) 

"Jesus said unto them, Verily, 
verily, I say unto you, Before 
Abraham was, I am." 

—John 8:58. 



Art by Dale Kilbowrn. 

Teacher Development Article 




by Shirlene R. Schaap* 

"You can't teach an old dog new tricks" 

"You can't change human nature" 

"The mental age of the average adult is 
12 years" 

THESE are some of the myths regarding educa- 
tion and the adult learner. Part of our task as 
educators and Church leaders is to eradicate such 
falsehoods and obstacles to effective adult learning 
and replace them with sound ideas. 

There are two main limits to human growth 
and development: First, the real and practical limit 
of our potential capacity or maximum ability; sec- 
ond, the psychological limit which each of us places 
upon himself. Why do we limit ourselves? Why do 
we hold ourselves back, fearing to learn and thus 
extend our powers? 

What is learning? J. R. Kidd, in How Adults 
Learn, says: 

Learning may be thought of as the acquisition 
and mastery by a person of what is already known 
on some subject. It may also be thought of as the 
extension and clarification of meanings of one's own 
individual experience. 1 

Problems of Adult Learning 

Learning does result in certain kinds of changes, 
the most common being the memorization of facts, 
acquisition or improvement of a skill or process, the 
development of a changed attitude. 

There have been relatively few studies about the 
adult as a student, but current research shows that 

l James Robbins Kidd, How Adults Learn; Association Press, New 
York, 1959; page 26. Used by permission. 

the number of adult students in the United States 
is very high. And this number is expected to con- 
tinue upward. However, the adult student is dif- 
ferent from the child or youth student. Curriculum 
and methods must be related both to the goals of 
education and to the needs of the student, whether 
youth or adult. In most cases today, educators are 
striving for this objective. 

Many factors enter into the problem of adult 
learning: life span, maturation, adult experience, the 
adult as a self-educator, and the important signifi- 
cance of "time," to name a few. 

With these factors in mind, should the adult 
go back to school? 

As we grow older, our physical and sensory ca- 
pacity for learning changes. It is obvious that the 
human body changes: cell tissues become drier; body 
cells become less elastic; the rate of basal metabo- 
lism is lower; strength, speed, intensity, and endur- 
ance decrease; vision and hearing become impaired. 

What about intellectual capacities? In recent 
years there has been a shift in opinion regarding 
the adult learner and his intellectual capacities. We 
find that adults can and do learn all through life. 
In very recent studies, it has been shown that if we 
use our brains to a high degree, more brain tissue 
is developed. And, in fact, the brain actually gets 
bigger. Elements which deeply influence adult learn- 

* Shirlene Robinson Schaap and her husband, Kenneth, live in 
Huntington Beach Third Ward, Huntington Beach (California) Stake, 
with their two children. Sister Schaap serves as Primary organist 
and has held the positions of president, counselor, and secretary in 
the Relief Society. She has been a teacher in MIA and chorister 
in Sunday School. She graduated from the Brigham Young Univer- 
sity in 1957 and has done graduate work at the University of 
California at Los Angeles. 



ing are attitudes, motivations, interests, feelings and 
emotions, effects of social class, and sources of sat- 

Attributes of Learning 

What can we as Church leaders and individuals 
do to enhance and motivate adult learning? We 
often hear, "The Glory of God is Intelligence." But 
too often we think that responsibility for the de- 
velopment of knowledge applies only to youth. It 
refers to everyone — young and old. Since emotions, 
interests, attitudes, and motivation all affect learn- 
ing, we should note the emotional foci of feelings that 
constantly have an influence on learning: 

1. Love, and similar attributes such as respect, 
admiration, sympathy, generosity, friendliness, en- 

2. Rage, and associated feelings such as frus- 
tration, rejection, or feelings of being circumvented 

3. Fear, and similar feelings such as suspicion. 

It has been said that to teach is to love. And 
as Goethe said, "We learn only from those whom we 
love." An individual's level of aspiration and goals 
for learning can be heightened if we will but love 
him enough to motivate, interest, and influence him 
into continued learning — in all phases of life. 

We can set the right environment for learning 
by teaching that old prejudices and myths about 
the adult learner are not true and that continued 
learning throughout life is essential to our preser- 
vation, our happiness, and our exaltation. Love of 
learning is inherent in all people who seek to retain 
their freedom. 

We all have a responsibility to search for and 
reveal the truth, to perpetuate a change, an un- 
easiness if you will, about adult learning. We have 
the responsibility to assist others and to help our- 
selves in the application of the principles of learning. 

Library File Reference: LEARNING. 


This is a supplementary chart to help teachers find 
good lesson material from past issues of The Instructor. 
Available magazines are 35«? each. Reprints of many center- 
spread pictures (and flannelboard characters since May, 
1965) are available for 15^ each. 

We encourage Latter-day Saints to subscribe to and 
save The Instructor as a Sunday School teacher's encyclo- 
pedia of Gospel material. 

Abbreviations on the chart are as follows: 

First number is the year; second number is the month; 

third number is the. page. (e.g. 60-3-103 means 1960, 

March, page 103.) 
Fbs — flannelboard story. Cs — centerspread. 
Isbc — inside back cover. Osbc — outside back cover. 
Conv — Convention Issue. 
CR — Centennial Reprint. 
* — not available. Use ward library. 

















186, Isbc 
















58-10- Isbc 




























































































112, 125 






Our Worshipful 
Hymn Practice 

Senior Sunday School Hymn for the Month of February 

Hymn: "Great King of Heaven, Our 
Hearts We Raise"; author, Carrie S. 
Thomas; composer, LeRoy J. Robert- 
son; Hymns — The Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints, No. 53. 

Nature has written a letter of 
credit upon men's faces, which is 
honoured almost wherever pre- 
sented. — Thackeray. 

This month, in paying honor to 
our Father in heaven, the "Great 
King of Heaven," as He is called 
in the hymn under consideration, 
we continue in the same general 
manner as was the case last month, 
as we began the new year with 
"All Creatures of Our God and 
King." In both of these great 
hymns of praise we are reminded 
that not only all humankind, but 
all God's creations should give elo- 
quent evidence of His mighty 
power and loving kindness. In the 
quotation given at the beginning 
of this paragraph, Thackeray is, 
of course, referring to mortal man, 
but how true it is that everywhere 
there is evidence of our Father's 
handiwork! And although we do 
not literally see His face in every 
blade of grass, every sunset, every 
mountain stream or frost-encrusted 
shrub, yet His influence and crea- 
tive power are felt; and our hearts 
are lifted up because of the beau- 
ties of nature. And perhaps if we 
are constantly aware of His great 
gifts and show our awareness by 
exemplary lives, we may in truth 
look upon His face one day; and 
our hearts will be filled once again, 
but in even greater measure, with 
the desire to sing praises to Him. 

This is the only hymn in our 
present hymnbook by Carrie S. 
Thomas, but these few eloquent 
lines powerfully attest to her liter- 

ary attainments. As with many of 
the gifted hymn writers of this and 
earlier times, she was a product of 
England, born in Plymouth in 
1848, subsequently immigrating 
to Utah, where she reared a large 
family and held important Church 
and national positions. In recog- 
nizing her majestic poetry this 
month we also recognize a native 
son who set it to eloquent music 
— Dr. Leroy J. Robertson. He has 
composed 12 of the hymn tunes in 
the present edition of the hymn- 
book, yet few are widely used. 
The hymn for the month of Feb- 
ruary will help many of our con- 
gregations become aware of the 
excellence of Brother Robertson's 
church compositions. 

It is generally advisable for the 
organist to introduce a new hymn 
by playing it through in its en- 
tirety; and since this one is short, 
the congregation should be able to 
grasp the melody quickly. There 
are few technical problems, yet the 
composer has made good use of 
harmonic variety and interesting 
voice leading; and even the astute 
musician in the congregation will 
enjoy singing the hymn. It should 
be sung in a stately, dignified, yet 
joyous manner. 

To the Chorister: 

Keep your conducting pattern 
high enough for the singers to see 
you easily. Conduct with a good 
sweep, in keeping with the nature 
of the music and text. Be sure, 
also, that you exemplify by your 
posture and general attitude the 
nature of the singing you expect 
from the congregation. Study the 
hymn thoroughly ahead of time, 

noting that on the first verse there 
should be no breath after the word 
"raise," since it would break the 
thought. Ordinarily, we do not ad- 
vocate this sort of thing, because 
it tends to make congregational 
singing somewhat "stuffy" and 
contrived sounding. If the singers 
grasp the real meaning of these 
powerful words, and the equally 
powerful, upward-surging music, 
the hymn will almost sing itself! 
Creating the atmosphere to make 
this possible is the job of the chor- 
ister and organist. 

The hymn for this month is pur- 
posely brief. Use your free time, 
when it occurs, in reviewing some 
of the other great hymns present- 
ed in recent months in order to 
make them a permanent part of 
your repertoire. Avoid asking for 
favorite hymns from the congrega- 
tion. This detracts from the ser- 
vice and defeats the purpose of 
the hymn practice. More of the 
hymns will become favorites as the 
congregation gets well acquainted 
with them. 

— Ralph Woodward. 

February Sacrament Gems 

Senior Sunday School 

Jesus said, "If any man will do 
his will, he shall know of the doc- 
trine, whether it be of God, or 
whether I speak of myself." 1 

Junior Sunday School 

Jesus said, "This is my com- 
mandment, That ye love one an- 
other, as I have loved you." 2 

iJohn 7:17. 
'John 15:12. 



Junior Sunday School Hymn for the Month of February 

Hymn: "Beautiful Savior"; Crusad- 
er's Hymn, arranged by Lorin F. 
Wheelwright; The Children Sing, No. 

On February 4, as hymn practice 
began, Sister Adams, the Junior 
Sunday School chorister, said to 
the children, "Dear brothers and 
sisters," (she preferred to address 
them in this way as it helped to 
remind her they deserved her re- 
spect, even though they were very 
young), "our ears can tell us so 
many wonderful things. As I hum 
a new melody, you decide whether 
I feel happy, or worried, or angry. 
Sometimes boys and girls like to 
close their eyes so that they can 
listen better. Would you like to 
do that?" (The teachers were alert 
to see that those who closed their 
eyes were not annoyed by their 
neighbors.) Sister Adams hummed 
the six phrases of the first verse 
smoothly and reverently, then in- 
vited them to open their eyes. The 
children decided that her mood 
was "happy." 

"Sister Foster has come to play 
this hymn on her violin while I 
sing the words," Sister Adams 
continued, "and you will see that 
you were right in guessing I am 
happy." Sister Foster played very 
quietly; then Sister Adams sang 
clearly the words to the first verse 
(they did not yet use piano accom- 
paniment, as they wanted words 
and melody to be impressed first) . 
"What were some of the things 
the hymn mentioned as being 'fair' 
or 'beautiful'?" As a six-year-old 
boy mentioned the sunshine, Sister 
Adams invited him to place a pic- 
ture of the sun on the flannel- 
board. Someone mentioned stars, 
and they were placed on the board. 
No one could think of the other 
thing described as "fair," so Sister 
Adams let them listen again as she 
sang the verse. Many knew it then, 
and the picture of the moon was 
put up. When the children men- 
tioned that Jesus was fairer than 

sunshine and moonlight and stars, 
she placed a picture of Jesus (tak- 
en from the cover of the October, 
1967, Instructor) above the others. 

Sister Adams then pointed to 
the sunshine, moonlight, and stars, 
as she sang the first three phrases, 
the children singing with her. Then 
she invited them to listen to the 
last three phrases about Jesus, 
and to echo each phrase after her. 
The organist was now playing the 
melody with her. The next time 
through, Sister Adams played a 
game with them, opening her hand 
when they were to sing, and clos- 
ing her hand when they were to 
listen. In this way she could lead 
them to sing where they were ac- 
curate and listen in those places 
where they had not grasped the 
music accurately. On the large 
poster of the "Months of the Year" 
introduced last month, the paper 
covering the month of February 
was lifted, and the beautiful pic- 
ture of Christ was fastened in 
place. Then they sang the first 
verse once more, before reviewing 
the hymn for January. 

Because the children had been 
sitting so long, Sister Adams had 
them stand to sing January's 
hymn, "Thanks to Our Father"; 
and the children moved their 
hands to the pitch levels along 
with the chorister. Sister Penn's 
class was then invited to sing 

"How Lovely Are the Messengers," 
learned last year, and the entire 
Junior Sunday School sang it as 
they filed out to classes. 

On the second Sunday they re- 
viewed the first verse and were 
able, after practice, to sing it with- 
out the visual aids. The children 
added the second verse, with the 
help of pictures. On the third 
Sunday they could sing both the 
first and second verses, so the 
third verse was taught. The chil- 
dren were told that next Sunday 
Sister Foster would come again 
with her violin and play a beauti- 
ful descant melody while they 
sang. This turned out to be such 
a thing of beauty that Sister 
Adams arranged, through the Sun- 
day School superintendent, to 
have the bishop invite the children 
to sing in sacrament service in 
March, using organ and violin ac- 
To the Organist: 

Unless you are very skillful, it 
will take deliberate practice to 
learn to play the single-note mel- 
ody softly and expressively. The 
key of D-flat, with frequent al- 
tered tones, will also need to be 
thoroughly mastered. A wrong 
note or clumsy rhythm can imme- 
diately destroy all of the beauty 
and mood which the hymn is cap- 
able of awakening in children. 

— D. Evan Davis. 

Organ Music To Accompany February Sacrament Gems 

Darwin K. Wolford 



Teaching Insights 


by Lowell L. Bennion 

The other evening my wife and I went window- 
shopping. Stores were closed, and we had nothing 
to do but look. On one street were two furniture 
stores. The show window of one was full of a variety 
of pieces — a bedroom set, a dining-room table, living- 
room furniture, lamps, etc., etc. — stacked together 
almost in warehouse style. The show window of the 
other store presented a single, green leather chair 
with a footstool and a lamp, and small table to one 
side. Returning home that evening we commented 
on that beautiful chair that lingered in our memory 
and still does. Advertisers, you will note, have a 
fairly simple design and unified focus in their ads, 
just as many merchants do in their windows; and 
we notice and remember them because of their sim- 

Lessons, too, should have a single focus, a unify- 
ing idea. This has been stressed over and over again, 
but it needs emphasis because many teachers take 
a shotgun aim at the subject instead of a rifle aim; 
and students go home from class with no deep im- 


Lessons, like show windows, can be designed 
simply and if so are likely to be better understood 
and remembered. Let us give some illustrations: 

(1) A lesson can be built around a single word. 
Suppose you had a lesson to give on "love thy neigh- 
bor." One simplified, unified approach might be to 
write the word "love" on the board, then to ask each 
class member (or, if the class is over 20 in number, 
those on the back or second row) to either ask a 
question or make a statement about love. Some 
interesting things will be said. For example: What 
is love? What is the difference between love of God 
and love of neighbor? between love of your girl friend 
and love of neighbor? The teacher can sense where 

the real interest lies and thus pursue the most per- 
tinent questions to achieve his purpose — that of in- 
spiring class members to really love their neighbors. 
The word "love" remains in sharp focus. 

(2) A whole lesson can be based on a single 
story: a parable, such as the Good Samaritan, the 
Prodigal Son, Sowing, the Talents. The teacher 
should make it easy for students to ask questions 
about the story and to let them discover the lesson 
or lessons taught therein. Questions can also be 
asked which will adapt the lesson to their lives to- 
day. For example, in regard to the Good Samaritan 
story, one might ask: Who, among your acquaint- 
ances, is wounded or hurt? and in what situations? 
(e.g., the girl who is 18 and has never had a date, 
or the family from a minority group which has just 
moved into the neighborhood or has come to 
school?) Which role do we play, that of the Levite 
or the Good Samaritan? How can it be done with- 
out self-praise and without hurting the other person? 
Students might even be challenged to write a modern 
version of the Good Samaritan parable and stage it 
for the class. The story and its meaning would never 
be forgotten. 

(3) A single scriptural verse can lay the founda- 
tion for an entire lesson that will be grasped clearly 
because of its unity and simplicity. For example: 

All the ways of a man are clean in his own 
eyes. . . .(Proverbs 16:2.) 

This verse lends itself to a fresh approach to re- 
pentance, providing a discussion of the alternative 
ways of dealing with one's wrongdoing: either by 
repentance or by rationalization (self -justification). 
This can be diagrammed: 


What are some of the tricks of rationalization 
which make self-deceit possible: e.g., "everyone else 
does it," "John Doe does things worse than that," 
"just this once," "I don't want to be a goody-goody," 
"if I sin, I'll have more compassion for the sinner." 

Simplicity is beautiful, whether in a work of art 
or in the art of teaching. 

Library File Reference : TEACHERS AND TEACHING. 



Little Lambs 

Photo by Luoma. 

Little Lamb, who made thee? 
Dost thou know who made thee, 
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed 
By the streams and o'er the mead; 
Gave thee clothing of delight, 
Softest clothing, woolly, bright; 
Gave thee such a tender voice, 
Making all the vales rejoice? 
Little Lamb, who made thee? 
Dost thou know who made thee? 

(For Course 3, lessons of December 17 and January 21, 
"How We Show Our Love" and "Familiar Animal and Bird 
Babies"; and of general interest.) 

Little Lamb, I'll tell thee; 
Little Lamb, I'll tell thee. 
He is called by thy name, 
For He calls Himself a Lamb; 
He is meek and He is mild, 
He became a little child. 
I a child, and thou a lamb, 
We are called by His name. 
Little lamb, God bless thee! 
Little lamb, God bless thee! 

— "The Lamb," by William Blake 


Library File Reference: ANIMALS. 




Listed by authors, titles, subjects and illustrations. 

Page numbers preceded by "C" are from Conference Edition. 
Due to popular request, we are this year beginning a separate subject index. 



Adapting the Gospel to Human Nature, Lowell L. Bennion _ _ 83 
Advancement of Courses in September, 

David Lawrence McKay 278 

Allen, Florence S. 

"Before I Take the Sacrament" 28 

Helps for Organists 60 

"My Tithing Gives Me Happiness" 85 

Anastasion, Andre K., My Most Memorable Moment 456 

". . . And He Waxed Strong" (poem), Mabel Jones Gabbott _ _ 13 

Andrus, Hyrum L., To Strengthen Their Faith in Christ 416 

Answers to Your Questions 

Could you give us a suggested agenda for the faculty 

How do you report attendance of a dependent branch? 

Why does Sunday School not have a promotion or grad- 
uation for students who reach their twelfth birth- 
day? 27 

Is it permissible to present gifts to mothers in the wor- 
ship service on Mothers' Day? 

Can persons other than members of the Church hold posi- 
tions in the ward? 

Should Sunday School classes be dismissed to allow visits 
to such places as the new Visitors' Center on Tem- 
ple Square? 

What do we do with our minute books after we are re- 
leased? 119 

How does the establishment of library and instructional 
material centers change Sunday School organiza- 
tion? 157 

Is there a wrong and a right way to end a 2^-minute 

talk? 197 

Is it permissible to invite in-service teachers to attend 
the pre-service training course? 

Can the superintendency invite the Sunday School fac- 
ulty to attend teacher training course when it is 
being held during opening exercises? 

What manual will be used for the 1967-68 pre-service 
teacher-training course? 

Does the Sunday School have first choice on teacher 

trainees who are developed in the course? 237 

Will all Sunday School classes begin new courses of study 
on September 1, 1967? 

Is dismissal direct from the Sunday School class recom- 
mended? . 279 

When will the new Sunday School Handbook be ready? 

Who is now responsible for supervision of teaching in the 

Sunday School class? 321 

What is the origin of the sacrament in the Sunday 

Who are invited to the Sunday School Departmental Ses- 
sions, Friday, September 29, in Salt Lake City? _ 361 

In double-session Sunday Schools, how can the teacher of 
one class share the blackboard with the class using 
the same room immediately preceding? 

Will Course 9 be in the Junior Sunday School in the year 

Does the superintendent's responsibility for supervision of 

the child group include Course 12? 405 

Is it permissible for the stake board to hold oral evalua- 
tions with the ward superintendencies following 
visits by the stake board to the wards? 
Do the roles of the teaching aids specialist and the teacher 
trainer overlap? 

Is the faculty meeting agenda flexible? 445 

Should the officers and teachers of the Sunday School 

kneel in prayer at prayer meeting? 
Is kneeling to pray in prayer meeting contrary to the in- 
structions of the First Presidency? 
Is it recommended that kneeling for prayer be practiced in 

stake preparation or leadership meetings? 
Where do superintendents get their best training in super- 
vision? 489 

Armageddon, Sunset at, Lorin F. Wheelwright 

Centerspread, January 

Arlington, Leonard J., 

"Gather Ye Together . . . Upon the Land of Zion" 148 

Arrowsmith, Jessie, For the Cause of Courage 242 

Ashton, Wendell J. — Outside back covers 

Never a Spectator January 

Wave of Hope February 

Beside Still Waters March 

Why Me? - -April 

Most Kingly Gift May 

Thatched Houses June 

Man at Peace July 

Spiritual Ancestors August 

Roses in Her Eyes .September 

At the Summit October 

Looking Out November 

Lessons That Lived December 

Asian Diary, Gordon B. Hinckley 344 

Atonement, The, Warren E. Pugh 420 

At the Summit, Wendell J. Ashton JBack Cover October 

Aztec History and the Book of Mormon, Richard O. Cowan _ 132 


Baker, Virginia, This Is the Church That Faith Built 258 

Baird, Alan, A Convict Talks About Confiding 452 

Balance of Church and State, The, Jesse A. Udall 182 

Ballard, Melvin J., A Friend Redeems Our Home 202 

Bangerter, William Grant, The Heart and a Willing Mind 414 

Baptism, An Eternal Experience, N. LaVerl Christensen 18 

Barrett, Ivan J., A Sweet Fascination 426 

Barriers to Faith, Richard S. Boyer 478 

Bartholomew, Catharine D. 

"For They Shall See" 184 

Janet May's Thankful Birthday 368 

BBC Explains Mormonism to Britishers, Richard W. Maycock 104 



Beatitudes, The, art work by Sherman T. Martin 

.Centerspread March 

Bennett, Wallace G., Statistics Interpreted j81, 107, 171, 

Bennion, Howard S., Mutual Assistance 162 

Bennion, Lowell L., How Can We Increase Reverence? C-14 

Bennion, Lowell L. (Teaching Insights) 

The Outcome 23 

Talk at Sunday School Conference 56 

Adapting the Gospel to Human Nature 83 

The Glory of Man 117 

Singleness of Purpose 156 

Discipline 187 

Teaching: Giving or Quickening? 223 

A Thought-Provoking Question? 294 

Relationships 401 

Religion and Morality 440 

Simplicity 494 

Berry essa, Max J., Your Attitudes Are Showing 20 

Beside Still Waters, Wendell J. Ashton 

.Outside back cover, March 

Best From the Past 13, 73, 126, 135, 186, 235, 274, 

J331, 408, 445, 491 

Bickerstaff, H. George 

The Rescue 91 

Charles Dickens and "The Mormon Emigrant Ship" _ _ 155 

The Pioneer Grist Mill 175 

The Nephite Wars 295 

and Inside back cover, July 

"In the Unity of the Faith" -Inside back cover, September 

The Dark Ages of Error 366 

Saulus Outside Damascus Centerspread, November 

The Sacrament, Communion of Believers 482 

Bickmore, Lee S., Man at Peace, 

Wendell J. Ashton _. Outside back cover, July 

Bigler, L. Burt, A Dream Come True 266 

Blake, William, The Lamb 495 

Book of Mormon, Key to Conversion, The, Glenn L. Pearson _ 262 

Boyer, Richard S., Barriers to Faith 478 

Bradford, Reed H. 

Now Is the Time 4 

The Fire Within 77 

In the Wings 112 

The Divine Dialogue, Part I 166 

The Divine Dialogue, Part II 188 

The Divine Self-image 230 

The Burdens on Our Hearts 270 

"Sunshine Came Along With Thee" 311 

"My Soul Is a Fountain of Tears" 354 

With Real Intent . 397 

What Is "Eating" on Him (or Her)? 438 

I Can Sleep When the Wind Blows 480 

Budget Fund and Its Collection, The, Paul B. Tanner 277 

Budget, The Time, Sterling W. Sill 215 

Burton, Marshall T., The Power of "Being" 126 

Burton, Theodore M., Why Baptism for the Dead? 114 

Bush, Edna K., Magnificent Messages 460 

By What Authority Do You Speak?, J. Clifford Wallace 68 

Can You Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?, Shirlene R. Schaap 490 

Can You See It?, John A. Peart - 255 

Capsule, Guide, A 6, 66, 100, 136, 178, 

. 217, 260, 299, 359, 382 

Carlston, Herald L., Sunday School Reports 371 

Cathedral in the Desert, A, Ralph E. Margetts 142 

Cause of Human Liberty, The, David O. McKay 61 


Sunset at Armageddon, Lorin F. Wheelwright January 

The River Jordan, Lorin F. Wheelwright February 

The Beatitudes March 

King Benjamin, Bill L. Hill April 

Hill Cumorah Pageant, Charles W. Whitman May 

The Miracle of the Gulls, L. Goff Dowding June 

The Holy City, Lorin F. Wheelwright August 

The Tabernacle, Lorin F. Wheelwright September 

Christmas Lighting on Temple Square, 

David W. Evans October 

In the Land Where Paul Taught, 

J. Lynn Styler November 

Where Jesus Taught, Lorin F. Wheelwright December 

Certain Sound of the Trumpet, The, Spencer W. Kimball 138 

Charles Dickens and "The Mormon Emigrant Ship," 

H. George Bickerstaff 155 

Chart Books for You! Teachers: 229 

Child Prayed, A, Ottella Tyndall 206 

Children Are a Challenge, Victor B. Cline 74 

Choose Wisely Whom Ye Will Serve, Wilford E. Smith 290 

Christ the One Perfect Guide, David O. McKay 97 

Christensen, N. LaVerl, Baptism, An Eternal Experience 18 

Christmas Came First In Palestine (Flannelboard story), 

Marie F. Felt 399 

Christmas Lighting on Temple Square, David W. Evans 

Centerspread October 

Christmas Prayer, A, (poem), Hazel Harker 387 

Christmas Symbol, The, (poem), Author Unknown 391 

Christmastide, At, David O. McKay 461 

Church Curriculum Programs: Time Changes, Correlation Exec- 
utive Committee 361 

Church Is Also Organized Concern, Neal A. Maxwell _ -. 103 

City in the Bend of the River, A, Rowena J. Miller 86 

Cline, Victor B. 

Children Are A Challenge 74 

"Handcart Pioneers" Through the Ages 90 

The Family "Mood Meter" 336 

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner . 146 

"Come, Follow Me," The Savior Said, Marie J. Nelson 334 

Coming Events 27, 82, 119, 157, 197, 237, 279, 

320, 369, 404, 444, 489 


Departmental Sessions at October Conference 321 

Sunday School Prepares for Second Annual Church-wide 
Sunday School Conference with Departmental Ses- 
sions 342 

Conference call ... for all Sunday School workers 381 

Conference, Sunday School Departmental Meetings 

Courses 1 and la, Opening Doors 36 

Courses 2 and 3, Lasting Impressions 38 

Courses 4 and 5, The Teacher's Obligation 39 

Courses 6 and 7, Teaching Techniques 40 

Courses 8 and 9, Summary 41 

Courses 10 and 11, Don't Assume! Work Your Plan 42 

Courses 12 and 13, A Climate of Love For Learning 44 

Courses 14 and 15, Summary 45 

Courses 18 and 19, Panel Discussion 46 

Courses 22 and 23, Summary 47 

Courses 24 and 25, Summary 49 

Courses 26 and 27, Summary 51 

Courses 28 and 29, Summary 53 

Librarians, Summary 54 

Secretaries, Summary 55 

The Instructor, Summary 56 

Music — Senior Sunday School, Summary 58 

Music — Junior Sunday School, Summary 59 

Confirming our Hope, Walter S. Mains 412 

Convict Talks About Confiding, A, Alan Baird 452 

Course, Date, and Lesson Chart 92, 208, 292, 418 

Cowan, Richard O. 

"Upon Their Shoulders" 95 

Aztec History and the Book of Mormon 132 

Crocodile Doesn't Go to Sunday School, A, Janice Dixon 304 

Cry Unto the Lord, A, Ray M. Reeder 458 

Cundick, Robert M. and Luacine Clark Fox, 

My Father's Business (song) 248 

Cundick, Robert M. (Arranger), Pastorale Symphony 

(From "Messiah") by G. F. Handel .388 

Curtis, Elbert R., The Hand of the Lord 251 


Dark Ages of Error, The, H. George Bickerstaff 366 

Day of Judgment, On the, Joseph Fielding Smith 218 

Dearest Mother, I Love You, Vernon J. LeeMaster 73 

Della-Piana, Gabriel M., What is Self-control? 434 

Demonstration of Teaching Aids, LeRoy R. Lindeman 42 

Departmental Sessions at October Conference i 321 



Pictorial Views 380 

Derrick, Royden G. 

The Most Important Assignment 118 

Pray for Faith: Receive a Problem 176 

Effective Administration in a Theocracy 360 

To Be Successful: Build Quality and Sell Your Product 489 
Despain, Goldie B. 

Sky Adventures (poem) 145 

I Thought I Would Be Kind Today (poem) 232 

The Teacher (poem) 508 

Discipline, Lowell L. Bennion 187 

Divine Dialogue, The, Reed H. Bradford 

Part I 166 

Part II 188 

Divine Miracle, The, Stephen R. Covey 348 

Divine Self-image, A, Reed H. Bradford 230 

Dixon, Janice, A Crocodile Doesn't Go to Sunday School 304 

Doctor's Prescription, A, George Albert Smith 315 

Doors (poem), Hermann Hagedorn 36 

Dream Come True, A, L. Burt Bigler 266 

Dunn, Paul H., Gospel Standards and Popularity 464 

Dunyon, Eileen R., When Action Is Missing 238 

Durham, Reed C, Jr., 

". . . Mary Was Espoused to Joseph . . ." 264 

Dyson, Peter J., The "Golden Rule" in Teaching 313 


Easter Morn (poem), Hazel M. Thomson 122 

Effective Administration in a Theocracy, Royden G. Derrick _360 

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, Thanksgiving (poem) 146 

Enlarge Your Illustrations, Naola V. Watson 280 

Eternal Man by Truman G. Madsen, (book review) 12 

Evans, David W, Christmas Lighting on Temple Square 

Centerspread October 

Evans, Richard L., The Spirit of Worship C-8 

". . . Even by Study", D. Christ Poulos 204 

Eyring, Henry, South of the Border 322 

Christmas Came First in Palestine 399 

That We May Always Remember Him 441 

The Sabbath Is a Holy Day 485 

Fertile Field for the Restoration, A, Wilburn C. West 394 

Fire of Your Faith, The, Boyd K. Packer 46 

Fire Within, The, Reed H. Bradford 77 

Flannelboard Stories, Marie F. Felt (See Felt, Marie F.) 

Folland, Richard E., A Tribute to, David Lawrence McKay _ _ 256 

Footsteps, I Would Follow in His, J. Smith Jacobs 244 

For the Cause of Courage, Jessie Arrowsmith 242 

"For They Shall See," Catharine D. Bartholomew 184 

Fox, Luacine Clark and Robert M. Cundick, 

My Father's Business (song) 248 

French, Florence, Not Lost Forever (poem) 489 

Friend Redeems Our Home, A, Melvin J. Ballard 202 

Fuller, Thomas, Give Thanks 279 


Gabbott, Mabel Jones, ". . . And He Waxed Strong" (poem) _ 13 

Gabbott, Mabel Jones, Stars on Christmas Night (poem) 393 

Gardner, Alexander J., A Matter of Discipline 362 

Gasser, Anna M., What Face Will You Wear? (poem) 243 

"Gather Ye Together . . . Upon the Land of Zion," 

Leonard J. Arrington 148 

Give Thanks, Thomas Fuller 279 

Glade, Melba, Wind Chimes in the Breeze 144 

Glory of Man, The, Lowell L. Bennion 117 

God's Gift, Carol Smith (poem) 391 

"Go Forth Among the Lamanites, Thy Brethren," 

D. Corydon Hammond 198 

Goliath Addresses David, Hazel W. Lewis .Centerspread, July 

Gospel Restoration, The, Alfred E. Jordan 

Inside back cover, January 

Gospel Standards and Popularity, Paul H. Dunn 464 

Gratitude, President David O. McKay 421 

Greater Light, The, Joseph F. Smith 328 

Guest, Edgar A., You (poem) 377 

Gulls, The Miracle of the, L. Goff Dowding _ _ Centerspread, June 


Faculty Meetings and Spiritual Goals, Lynn S. Richards 444 

Family Affair, A, Rosalind Farnsworth 396 

Family Christmas Service 

Senior Sunday School 384-389 

Junior Sunday School -390-393 

Family Home Evening Articles 

Now Is the Time 4 

The Fire Within 77 

In The Wings 112 

The Divine Dialogue, 

Part I 166 

Part II 188 

A Divine Self-image 230 

The Burdens on Our Hearts 1 270, 

"Sunshine Came Along with Thee" 311 

"My Soul Is a Fountain of Tears" 354 

With Real Intent 397 

What Is "Eating" on Him (or Her)? 438 

I Can Sleep When the Wind Blows 480 

Family "Mood Meter", The, Victor B. Cline 336 

Famine in the Land, A, Martin C. Nalder _ _ : 466 

Farnsworth, Rosalind, A Family Affair 396 

Father Forgives, A, Marie F. Felt (flannelboard story) 79 

Feast of the Passover, The, Helen Blake Smith 352 

Fellowship with Us, Warren E. Pugh 470 

Felt, Marie F. 

Jesus, the Great Physician 31 

A Father Forgives 79 

John's Faith and God's Power 94 

To Us— the Most Wonderful Mother Ever! 115 

Peter Denies the Christ 153 

Reverence Begins at Home : 193 

Joseph Forgives His Brothers 233 

Samuel Was a Special Baby 275 

Jesus Showed Us What to Do 317 

The Pioneers Were Grateful 357 


Hagedorn, Hermann, Doors (poem) 36 

Hammond, D. Corydon, 

"Go Forth Among the Lamanites, Thy Brethren" 198 

Hand of the Lord, The, Elbert R. Curtis 251 

"Handcart Pioneers" Through the Ages, Victor B. Cline 90 

Handel, G. F., Pastorale Symphony (From "Messiah") 

Arranged by Robert M. Cundick 388 

Hanks, Marion D., Travels Between Nephi and Zarahemla _ _372 

Harker, Hazel, A Christmas Prayer (poem) 387 

Harmon, Paul, How Do I Rate As a Teacher? 

Inside back cover, December 

Harmon, W. Glenn, The Same Gospel 332 

Harry, Shizuko, From Telling to Showing 47 

Harward, Vermont C, John's Repentance 70 

Hatch, Nelle S., Trailblazers in Mexico 190 

Heart and a Willing Mind, The, William Grant Bangerter 414 

Heart Leaps Up, My (poem), William Wordsworth 145 

Here to Stay!, J. Smith Jacobs 150 

Hill, Bill L., King Benjamin Centerspread, April 

Hill Cumorah Pageant, Charles W. Whitman _ Centerspread, May 
Hill, George R., Order and Reverence in the Worship Service _C-6 

Hinckley, Gordon B., Asian Diary 344 

O, Come Let Us Worship C-12 

Hollingsworth, Paul M., What About Classroom Discipline? - _ 22 

Holy City, The, Lorin F. Wheelwright Centerspread, August 

Hoopes, Chad L., A Remarkable Meeting 472 

Hosanna (hymn), Rita S. Robinson, Chester W. Hill 392 

How Can We Increase Reverence?, Lowell Bennion C-14 

How Do I Rate as a Teacher?, Paul Harmon _ _ Inside back cover 
Hymn of the Month, Junior Sunday School 

Complete List for 1967 34 

"Before I Take the Sacrament" 28 

"My Tithing Gives Me Happiness" 85 

"Love at Home" 123 

"Come, Follow Me" 159 



"An Angel Came to Joseph Smith" 201 

"How Lovely Are the Messengers" 241 

"For the Beauty of the Earth" 283 

" Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love" 325 

"Baptism" 365 

"Christmas Cradle Song" 407 

"Thanks to Our Father" 451 

"Beautiful Savior" 493 

Hymn of the Month, Senior Sunday School 

Complete List for 1967 33 

"Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee" 28 

"A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief" 84 

"Savior, Redeemer of My Soul" 122 

"0 God, Our Help in Ages Past" 158 

"Lead Me Into Life Eternal" 200 

"Jesus, Mighty King of Zion" 240 

"With All the Power of Heart and Tongue" 282 

"Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me" 324 

"Sing Praise to Him" 364 

"While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night" 406 

"All Creatures of Our God and King" 450 

"Great King of Heaven, Our Hearts We Raise" 492 

Hymns, Words and Music 

Before I Take the Sacrament, 

Mabel Jones Gabbott, Gladys Seely 29 

Dearest Mother, I Love You, Vernon J. LeeMaster 73 

My Father's Business, Luacine Clark Fox 

and Robert M. Cundick 248 

O Love That Glorifies Thy Son, Lorin F. Wheelwright . 319 
Pastorale Symphony, G. F. Handel, 

arranged by Robert M. Cundick 388 

Hosanna, Rita S. Robinson, Chester W. Hill 392 

O Come Little Children, J. Schulz 393 

Lullaby, Lorin F. Wheelwright 437 


"I Believe. . ." 

Our Organized Universe, Frank B. Salisbury 226 

Proclaim the Handiwork of God, Thomas J. Parmley . .272 

I Can Sleep When the Wind Blows, Reed H. Bradford 480 

"I Don't Know," Lowell L. Bennion 307 

I Would Follow in His Footsteps, J. Smith Jacobs 244 

If With All Your Heart (poem), Roy O. McClain 415 

"If Ye Have Love," Oliver R. Smith 106 

In His Steps, Mark E. Petersen 10 

In the Land Where Paul Taught, J. Lynn Styler 

Centerspread, November 

"In the Unity of Faith," Richard O. Cowan 374 

"In the Unity of Faith," H. George Bickerstaff 

Inside back cover, September 

In the Wings, Reed H. Bradford .112 

Incredible Law of Love, The, Winnifred C. Jardine 474 

Individual Adjustments in October, David Lawrence McKay .404 
Inside back cover charts 

The Gospel Restoration, Alfred E. Jordan January 

"Upon Their Shoulders," Richard O. Cowan February 

Aztec History and the Book of Mormon, 

Richard O. Cowan March 

Witnesses to the Lord's Resurrection, 

Robert J. Matthews April 

The Miracles of Jesus, Robert J. Matthews May 

The Hand of the Lord, Elbert R. Curtis June 

The Nephite Wars, H. George Bickerstaff July 

The Family "Mood Meter," Victor B. Cline August 

"In the Unity of the Faith," H. George Bickerstaff 


The Atonement, Warren E. Pugh October 

Make-up of the Book of Mormon 

Thomas Keith Midgley November 

How Do I Rate As a Teacher?, Paul Harmon _ _ December 
Inspiration, Lowell L. Bennion '_ 370 

Jackson, Wendell T., The Parable — A Teaching Device 446 

Jacobs, J. Smith 

Here to Stay! 150 

I Would Follow in His Footsteps 244 

Janet May's Thankful Birthday, Catharine D. Bartholomew .368 

Jardine, Winnifred C, The Incredible Law of Love 474 

Jensen, Heber G., "Whatsoever You Seal on Earth ..." 326 

Jenson, Martha Smith, A Monument to Courage 30 

Jesus Showed Us What to Do, Marie F. Felt 317 

Jesus, the Great Physician, Marie F. Felt 31 

John's Faith and God's Power, Marie F. Felt 94 

John's Repentance, Vermont C. Harward 70 

Jones, Helen Hinckley, 

The Saints From the Good Ship Brooklyn 124 

Jordan, Alfred E., The Gospel Restoration 

Inside back cover, January 

Jordan, The River, Lorin F. Wheelwright 

Centerspread, February 

Joseph Forgives His Brothers, Marie F. Felt 233 


Keeping Your Trust, David O. McKay 213 

Kimball, Spencer W. 

The Certain Sound of the Trumpet 138 

"Ye Have Not Chosen Me . . ." 302 

Kindness Is Many Things, (poem/picture page) 232 

King Benjamin, Bill L. Hill Centerspread, April 

Lamb, The, William Blake 495 

Lamp to Be Lighted, A, Lynn F. Stoddard 402 

Landau, Elliott D., Opening Doors 36 

Talking Together 110 

LeCheminant, Dale C, ". . . Things of the Jews" 308 

LeeMaster, Vernon J. 

"Dearest Mother, I Love You" 73 

"Love at Home" 122 

"Come, Follow Me" 159 

"An Angel Came to Joseph Smith" 201 

Leitner, Delia Adams, Regained (poem) _ .487 

Lessons That Lived, Wendell J. Ashton 

Outside back cover, December 

Liberty, The Cause of Human, David O. McKay 61 

Lind, Don L., Patience, Prayer, and a Space Ship 350 

Lindeman, LeRoy A., Demonstration of Teaching Aids 42 

Longden, John, The Miracle of Christmas 429 

Looking Out, Wendell J. Ashton . . Back cover, November 

Lorenzo Snow, Mighty Man of God, William B. Smart 220 

Lost Knife, The, Orson F. Whitney 314 

Lullaby (hymn), Lorin F. Wheelwright 437 

Lyon, A. Laurence 

"How Lovely Are the Messengers" _241 

"For the Beauty of the Earth" 283 

" 'Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love" 325 

"Baptism" 365 


McClain, Roy O., If With All Your Heart (poem) 415 

McKay, David Lawrence 

Sunday School Records and the Teacher 26 

A Tribute to: Richard E. Folland 256 

Advancement of Courses in September 278 

To Grow in Wisdom and Stature 383 

Individual Adjustments in October 404 

McKay, David O. 

"What Is a Man Profited ..." 1 

The Cause of Human Liberty 61 

Christ the One Perfect Guide 97 

The Church Organized by Divine Edict 133 

Responsibility of the Priesthood 173 

Keeping Your Trust 213 

Manhood, Honor, Integrity, 253 

The Teacher 297 

The Spiritual Life, the True Life of Man 338 

Responsibility and Mission of the Youth of the Church 377 



Gratitude 421 

At Christmastide 461 

Reverence— The Highest of Human Feelings C-2 


Magnificent Messages, Edna K. Bush 460 

Mains, Walter S., Confirming Our Hope 412 

Man at Peace, Wendell J. Ashton Outside back cover, July 

Man Called Jacob, A, Sterling W. Sill 424 

Manhood, Honor, Integrity, David O. McKay 253 

Manifestations of the Spirit, Donna D. Sorensen 314 

Man's Search for Happiness - - . 8 

Margetts, Ralph, A Cathedral in the Desert 142 

". . . Mary Was Espoused to Joseph . . .", 

Reed C. Durham, Jr 264 

Matthews, Robert J. 

Witnesses to the Lord's Resurrection 

Inside back cover, April 

The Miracles of Jesus Inside back cover, May 

Maxwell, Neal A., The Church Is Also Organized Concern 103 

May cock, Richard W., 

BBC Explains Mormonism to Britishers 104 

Memorized Recitations 27, 83, 119, 157, 197, 237, 

279, 321, 361, 405, 444, 489 

Midgley, Thomas Keith, Make-Up of the Book of Mormon, 

„. Inside back cover, November 

Miller, Rowena J., A City in the Bend of the River ___ 86 

Mind: Its Divine Origin, The, Joseph R. Morrell 168 

Miracle of Christmas, The, John Longden 429 

Miracle of the Gulls, The, L. Goff Dowding _ _ Centerspread, June 

Miracle, The Divine, Stephen R. Covey 348 

Miracles of Jesus, The, Robert J. Matthews 

Inside back cover, May 

"Mission" Accomplished, D. Wayne Rose 250 

Monroy, Rafael, Mexican Martyr 16 

Monson, Leland H., The Seven Cardinal Virtues 128 

Monument to Courage, A, Martha Smith Jenson 30 

Morales, Vicente, Mexican Martyr 16 

Mormon Pavilion at New York Worlds Fair 8 

Morrell, Josteph R., The Mind: Its Divine Origin 168 

Most Important Assignment, The, Royden G. Derrick 118 

Most Kingly Gift, Wendell J. Ashton Outside back cover, May 

Mother's Day program 88 

Mutual Assistance, Howard S. Bennion 162 

My Father's Business (song), 

Luacine Clark Fox and Robert M. Cundick 248 

My Most Memorable Moment, Andre K. Anastasion, Sr. 456 

"My Soul Is a Fountain of Tears," Reed H. Bradford 354 

Mystery of a Buttercup, The, Goldie B. Despain 97 


Nalder, Martin C. "... A Famine in the Lord" -466 

Nelson, Marie J., "Come, Follow Me," the Savior Said 334 

Nephite Wars, The, H. George Bickerstaff 295 

_Inside back cover, July 

Never a Spectator, Wendell J. Ashton 

.Outside back cover, January 

New Anthem, A, Alexander Schreiner 34 

New Class in Sunday School, The, Lynn S. Richards 320 

New General Superintendency, Lorin F. Wheelwright 64 

Newman, Virginia, The Risen Savior (poem) 119 

Next Month in Your Sunday School 6, 66, 100, 136, 178, 

217, 260, 299, 359, 382 

Not Lost Forever (poem), Florence French 489 

Now is the Time, Reed H. Bradford 4 


Obedience, Herbert F. Smart 1 108 

O, Come Let Us Worship, Gordon B. Hinckley C-12 

O Come Little Children (hymn), J. Schulz 393 

O Love That Glorifies Thy Son (hymn), 

Lorin F. Wheelwright 319 

Oh, May My Soul Commune with Thee, 

Lorin F. Wheelwright C-10 

Old, Old Story, The, (poem), Cordelia Spitzer 387 

On the Day of Judgment, Joseph Fielding Smith 218 

Opening Doors, Elliott D. Landau 36 

Order and Reverence in the Worship Service, George R. Hill _C-6 

Our Organized Universe, Frank B. Salisbury 226 

Outcome, The, Lowell L. Bennion 23 

Pace, R. Wayne, "That Ye May Be Prepared" 246 

Packer, Boyd K., The Fire of Your Faith 46 

Parable— A Teaching Device, The, Wendell T. Jackson 446 

Passover, The Feast of the, Helen Blake Smith 352 

Pastoral Symphony (from "Messiah"), G. F. Handel, 

Arranged by Robert M. Cundick 388 

Patience, Prayer, and a Space Ship, Don L. Lind 350 

Pearson, Glenn L., The Book of Mormon, Key to Conversion _ 262 

Penney, J. C, Six Principles 195 

Parmley, Thomas J., Proclaim the Handiwork of God 272 

Peter Denies the Christ, Marie Felt 153 

Petersen, Mark E. 

In His Steps 10 

What Is a Latter-day Saint?, 

compiled by H. George Bickerstaff 285 

Pioneer Grist Mill, The, H. George Bickerstaff 175 


". . . And He Waxed Strong," Mabel Jones Gabbott _ _ 13 

Doors, Hermann Hagedorn 37 

A Tribute to Teachers Everywhere, author unknown _ _ 43 

The Risen Savior, Virginia Newman 119 

Thanksgiving, Ralph Waldo Emerson 146 

Sky Adventures, Goldie B. Despain 

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind, Shakespeare 145 

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 
Lord, Teach Me All That I Should Know, 

Isaac Watts 146 

Without Glory, Eva Willes Wangsgaard 187 

I Thought I Would Be Kind Today, 
Goldie B. Despain 

When I'm Kind and True, Moiselle Renstrom 232 

What Face Will You Wear?, Anna M. Gasser 243 

The Old, Old Story, Cordelia Spitzer 387 

A Christmas Prayer, Hazel Harker 387 

The Christmas Symbol, author unknown ^ 391 

God's Gift, Carol Smith 391 

Stars on Christmas Night, Mabel Jones Gabbott 393 

If with All Your Heart, Roy O. McClain 415 

You, Edgar A. Guest 377 

The True Gift, author unknown 429 

Others, Charles D. Meigs _ _ 431 

Bird's Nest, author unknown Inside front cover, June 

The Scarlet Tanager Family, Mabel Harmer 455 

Not Lost Forever, Florence French . _*-_ 489 

The Teacher, Goldie Despain . . 508 

Regained, Delia Adams Leitner _ 487 

Poulos, D. Christ, ". . . Even by Study" _ 204 

Power Beyond Understanding, Wilford E. Smith _ _ 468 

Power of "Being," The, Marshall T. Burton 126 

Pray for Faith: Receive a Problem, Royden G. Derrick 176 

"Prayer Is to Close Your Eyes and Think," 

June Lacey Robinson 476 

Prayer: Key to Our Habits, DeRay Shepherd 164 

Proclaim the Handiwork of God, Thomas J. Parmley 272 

Public Library: World of Wealth, The, Arthur M. Richardson 160 
Pugh, Warren E., 

The Atonement 420 

Fellowship With Us 470 

Pure Perseverance, J. Morris Richards 224 


Records and the Teacher, Sunday School, 

David Lawrence McKay 26 

Reeder, Ray M., A Cry Unto the Lord 458 

Regained (poem), DeJJa Adams Leitner 487 

Reid, Ethna R., September, a Time of Beginning 300 



Relationships, Lowell L. Bennion 401 

Religion and Morality, Lowell L. Bennion 440 

Remarkable Meeting, A, Chad L. Hoopes 472 

Renstrom, Moiselle, When I'm Kind and True (poem) 232 

Responsibility and Mission of the Youth of the Church 

President David O. McKay 377 

Responsibility of the Priesthood, David O. McKay 173 

Resurrection Victory Over Death, The, 

(Easter program for Junior Sunday School) 14 

Reverence Begins at Home, Marie F. Felt 193 

Reverence — The Highest of Human Feelings, 

David O. McKay C-2 

Richards, J. Morris, Pure Perseverance 224 

Richards, Lynn S. 

Tender Points of Irritation 82 

The New Class in Sunday School 320 

Faculty Meetings and Spiritual Goals 444 

Richardson, Arthur M., The Public Library: 

World of Wealth 160 

Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 146 

Risen Savior, The (poem), Virginia Newman 119 

Kiver Jordan, The, Lorin F. Wheelwright 

Centerspread, February 

Robinson, June Lacey, 

"Prayer is to Close Your Eyes and Think" 476 

Rose, D. Wayne, "Mission" Accomplished 250 

Sabbath Day is a Holy Day, The, Marie F. Felt 485 

Sacrament, Communion of Believers, The, 

H. George Bickerstaff 482 

Sacrament Gems .29, 33, 84, 123, 159, 200, 

241, 324, 364, 407, 450, 492 

Saints From the Good Ship Brooklyn, The, 

Helen Hinckley Jones 124 

Salisbury, Frank B., Our Organized Universe 226 

Same Gospel, The, W. Glenn Harmon 332 

Samuel Was a Special Baby, Marie F. Felt 275 

Saulus Outside Damascus, H. George Bickerstaff 

Centerspread, November 

"Savior Which Is Christ the Lord, A" 384 

Schaap, Shirlene R., 

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks? 490 

Schreiner, Alexander 

"Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee" 28 

"A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief 84 

A New Anthem 34 

Suggestions for Choristers 58 

"Savior, Redeemer of My Soul" 122 

"O God, Our Help in Ages Past" 158 

"Lead Me Into Life Eternal" 200 

"Jesus, Mighty King of Zion" 240 

Season of Preparation, A, Robert L. Simpson 432 

Secretary's Corner, Statistics Interpreted . _ 81, 107, 171, 255, 371 

Selected References on Worship from The Instructor C-16 

Selected Scriptural References on Worship C-17 

September, A Time of Beginning, Ethna R. Reid 300 

Seven Cardinal Virtues, Leland H. Monson 128 

Shepherd, DeRay, Prayer Key to Our Habits 164 

Sill, Sterling W. 

The Time Budget 215 

A Man Called Jacob 424 

Simplicity, Lowell Bennion 494 

Simpson, Robert L., A Season of Preparation 432 

Singleness of Purpose, Lowell L. Bennion 156 

Six Principles, J. C. Penney 195 

Sky Adventures, Goldie B. Despain (poem) 145 

Smart, Herbert F., Obedience '. 108 

Smart, William B., Lorenzo Snow Mighty Man of God 220 

Smith, Carol, God's Gift (poem) 391 

Smith, George Albert, A Doctor's Prescription 315, 316 

Smith, Helen Blake, The Feast of the Passover 352 

Smith, Joseph, What Is a Latter-day Saint?, 

H. George Bickerstaff 284 

Smith, Joseph F., The Greater Light 328 

Smith, Joseph Fielding, On the Day of Judgment 218 

Smith, Oliver R., "If Ye Have Love" 106 

Smith, Wilford E., 

Choose Wisely Whom Ye Will Serve 290 

Power Beyond Understanding 468 

"Sometimes They Call Us Mormons," Wallace F. Toronto 288 

Song of Nephi 

H. Richard Thomas 409 

2 Nephi 4:16-35 411 

Sorensen, Donna D., Manifestations of the Spirit 314 

South of the Border, Henry Eyring 322 

Spirit of Worship, The, Richard L. Evans C-8 

Spiritual Life, the True Life of Man, The, David O. McKay . 338 

Spitzer, Cordelia, The Old, Old Story (poem) 387 

Stake Conference Sunday Lessons 

"If Ye Have Love," Oliver R. Smith 106 

The True Test of Our Influence, Dale H. West 180 

Stars on Christmas Night (poem), Mabel Jones Gabbott 393 

Statistics Interpreted, Wallace G. Bennett 81, 107, 171 

Stoddard, Lynn F., A Lamp to be Lighted 402 

Styler, J. Lynn, In the Land Where Paul Taught 

Centerspread, November 

Sum Total, The, John H. Vandenberg C-4 

Sunday School Departmental Meetings (See Conference, Sunday 

School Departmental Meetings) 35 

Sunday School Records and the Teacher, 

David Lawrence McKay 26 

Sunset at Armageddon, Lorin F. Wheelwright 

Centerspread, January 

"Sunshine Came Along With Thee," Reed H. Bradford 311 

Superintendent and the Junior Sunday School, 

David Lawrence McKay 196 

Superintendent's page -26, 82, 118, 196, 

236, 278, 320, 360, 404, 444, 489 

Swapp, Addie L., Who Will Love Me? 120 

Sweet Fascination, A, Ivan J. Barrett 426 

Talk in Teaching, Asahel D. Woodruff 48 

Talking Together, Elliott D. Landau 110 

Tanner, Paul B., The Budget Fund and Its Collection 277 

Taylor, Harvey L., Teacher Evaluations 43 

Teacher, The, David O. McKay 297 

Teacher, The (poem), Goldie Despain 508 

Teacher Development Lesson 

What About Classroom Discipline?, 

Paul M. Hollingsworth 22 

Children Are a Challenge!, Victor B. Cline 74 

Who Will Love Me?, Addie L. Swapp 120 

The Public Library: World of Wealth, 

Arthur M. Richardson 160 

". . . Even by Study," D. Chris Poulos 204 

Enlarge Your Illustrations, Naola V. Watson 280 

The "Golden Rule" in Teaching, Peter J. Dyson 313 

A Matter of Discipline, Alexander J. Gardner 362 

The Parable-A Teaching Device, Wendell T. Jackson _ _ 446 

Teacher Evaluations, Harvey L. Taylor 43 

Teachers: Three Chart Books for You! 229 

Teaching Insights, See Bennion, Lowell 

Teaching Techniques, A. LeRoy Urry 40 

Thanksgiving (poem), Ralph Waldo Emerson 146 

"That Ye May Be Prepared," R. Wayne Pace 246 

That We May Always Remember Him, Marie F. Felt 441 

Thatched Houses, Wendell J. Ashton Outside back cover, June 

". . . Things of the Jews, The," Dale C. LeCheminant 308 

This Is the Church That Faith Built, Virginia Baker 258 

Thomson, Hazel M., Easter Morn (poem) 122 

Time Budget, The, Sterling W. Sill 215 

Tingey, Dale T., An Understanding Heart 24 

To Accomplish One Goal, Royden G. Derrick 236 

To Be Successful: Build Quality and Sell Your Product, 

Royden G. Derrick 489 

To Grow in Wisdom and Stature, David Lawrence McKay _ _ 383 

To Strengthen Their Faith in Christ, Hyrum L. Andrus 416 

To Us— the Most Wonderful Mother Ever!, Marie F. Felt 115 

Toronto, Wallace F., "Sometimes They Call Us Mormons" - .288 

Trailblazers in Mexico, Nelle S. Hatch 190 

Travels Between Nephi and Zarahemla, Marion D. Hanks 372 

Tribute to: Richard E. Folland, A, David Lawrence McKay. -256 



Tribute to Teachers, A, Author unknown _ 43 

True Test of Our Influence, The, Dale H. West 180 

Two and a Half Hours to Live, Max L. Waters 340 

"Two Members Died Courageously for Truth," 

Easter program __ _ __ 16 

Tyndall, Otella, A Child Prayed 206 


Udall, Jesse A., The Balance of Church and State 182 

Understanding Heart, An, Dale T. Tingey 24 

Universe, Our Organized, Frank B. Salisbury 224 

"Upon Their Shoulders," Richard O. Cowan 95 

Urry, A. Le Roy, Teaching Techniques 40 

Vandenberg, John H, The Sum Total C-4 

Ventura, Betty, Why Not Do It For Love? 331 


Wallace, J. Clifford, By What Authority Do You Speak? 68 

Wangsgaard, Eva Willes, Without Glory (poem) 187 

Waters, Max L., Two and a Half Hours to Live 340 

Watson, Naola V., Enlarge Your Illustrations 280 

Wave of Hope, Wendell J. Ash ton _ Outside back cover, February 
We Remember Jesus, Easter program for 

Senior Sunday School 16 

West, Dale H., The True Test of Our Influence 180 

West, Wilburn, A Fertile Field for the Restoration 394 

What About Classroom Discipline?, Paul M. Hollingsworth _ _ 22 

What Face Will You Wear? (poem), Anna M. Gasser 243 

What Is a Latter-day Saint?, H. George Bickerstaff, compiler .284 
"What Is a Man Profited, if He Shall Gain the Whole World, 

and Lose His Own Soul?", David O. McKay 1 

What Is Eating on Him (or Her)?, Reed H. Bradford 438 

What Is Self-control?, Gebriel M. Della-Piana 434 

"Whatsoever You Seal on Earth . . . ," Heber G. Jensen 326 

Wheelwright, Lorin F. 

Sunset at Armageddon Centerspread, January 

The River Jordan Centerspread, February 

New General Superintendency 64 

The Holy City Centerspread, August 

The Tabernacle Centerspread, September 

"O Love That Glorifies Thy Son" (hymn) 319 

"Lullaby" (hymn) 437 

Where Jesus Taught Centerspread, December 

Oh, May My Soul Commune With Thee C-10 

When Action Is Missing, Eileen R. Dunyon 238 

Where Jesus Taught, Lorin F. Wheelwright 

Centerspread, December 

Whitman, Charles W., Hill Cumorah Pageant 

Centerspread, May 

Whitney, Orson F., The Lost Knife 314 

Who Will Love Me?, Addie L. Swapp . .'. 120 

Why and Why Not? 

Why are present-day stories and incidents included in les- 
sons for Junior Sunday School? 33 

Why are playthings recommended for use in the Nursery 

courses? 81 

Who greets children at the door of the Junior Sunday 

School chapel? 127 

Why should the chorister, organist, superintendent, and 

coordinator plan together? 156 

Should all Junior Sunday School officers and teachers 

attend prayer meeting? 195 

Is a prayer given at the beginning of the class period? _ 239 

Why Baptism for the Dead?, Theodore M. Burton 114 

Why Me?, Wendell J. Ashton Outside back cover, April 

Why Not Do It For Love?, Betty Ventura 331 

Wind Chimes in the Breeze, Melba Glade 144 

With Real Intent, Reed H. Bradford 397 

Without Glory (poem), Eva Willes Wangsgaard 187 

Witnesses to the Lord's Resurrection, Robert J. Matthews 

Inside back cover, April 

Woodruff, Asahel D., Talk in Teaching 48 

Woodruff, Wilford, What Is a Latter-day Saint?, 

compiled by H. George Bickerstaff 284 

Woodward, Ralph, 

"With All the Power of Heart and Tongue" 282 

"Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me" 324 

"Sing Praise to Him" 364 

"While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night" 406 

"All Creatures of Our God and King" 450 

Wordsworth, William, My Heart Leaps Up (poem) 145 

Worship is Not Accidental C-l 

"Ye Have Not Chosen Me . . . ," Spencer W. Kimball 302 

You (poem), Edgar A. Guest 377 

Your Attitudes Are Showing, Max J. Berryessa 20 


Adams, Asenath 143 

Airplane and people : 478 

Alami, Musa Bey 267-8 

Allen's Camp, Arizona 224 

Ancient Writings on Stone 416 


cutouts 304 

hippopotamus in river Outside back cover, September 

Announcer, radio/television 104 

Arabs, at dairy project 267, 268, 269 

Aztec design 131 


Ballard, Melvin J. 202 

Band-o-graph 281 

Baptising a girl 18 

a man 457 

Baruch, Bernard M. Dutside back cover, March 

Bennion, Lowell L. C-14 

Bethlehem 386 

Bickmore, Lee S. Outside back cover, July 

Bigler, L. Burt, with Musa Bey Alami 267 

Bird's Nest, Cover, June 

feeding baby birds in nest 455 

Birthday party 368 

Book of Mormon 

with Bible Cover, May 

open 262 

Booth, Joseph 473 

Bowring, Henry __ 143 


with counselor 24 

mug shot 70 

at school desk 71 

with other children 71 

with family 71 

with parents 72 

praying 72 

praying at graveside 206 

dreaming of space exploration 242 

Scout with pack on back 335 


Two, with male teacher 23 

cowboy and Indian, with mother 74 

two with tennis racquets, bored 238 

Brooklyn, the Good Ship 125 

Bruce, Robert Outside back cover, August 


chapel at Ebnat, Switzerland 258, 259, 261 

Burns, Dr. Norman 

with Musa Bey Alami 268 



Cannon, Hugh J., 472 


Sunset at Armageddon January 

The River Jordan February 

The Beatitudes March 

King Benjamin April 

Hill Cumorah Pageant May 

The Miracle of the Gulls June 

Goliath Addresses David July 

The Holy City (Jerusalem) August 

Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir .September 

Christmas Lighting on Temple Square October 

Saulus Outside Damascus November 

Where Jesus Taught December 

Chalkboard demonstration 49 


crowded 42 


Ebnat, Switzerland 258, 259, 260 

Chart Books .229 

Cheese press 192 

Child in prayer 477 


undisciplined in class 22 

and teacher acting out story of forgiveness 39 

at school desk 71 

with wind chimes 144 

two with bird's nest Cover, June 

boy brushing baby sister's hair 232 

looking at star 391 

holding Scriptures C-9 


Christmas Lighting on Temple Square 

Centerspread, October 

Family with packages, ready for Christmas 429 

Family taking gifts, tree to aged 431 

Christus, The 

sculpture by Thorvaldsen 97 

sculpture by Thorvaldsen Cover, October 


Reverence (Child) Conf. Issue 

Heavenly Father Planned Families January 

The Rescue February 

The Mystery of a Buttercup March 

Charles Dickens and "The Mormon Emigrant Ship _ -April 

The Testimony of Two Witnesses May 

Bird's Nest June 

In God's Great Cathedral July 

The New Zealand Temple August 

David O. McKay .September 

A Savior Which Is Christ the Lord October 

Sunday School in Fiji November 

Children Love the Nativity Story December 


young boys on horses .322-323 

Cowdery, Oliver 

receiving Aaronic Priesthood, statue 432 

Crowd 401 



Arabs ... 267, 268, 269 


Joseph City, Arizona 225 

Derrick, Royden G. 65, 177 

Displays at Sunday School conference departmental sessions . 50 

Display, books, Course 13 44 

Durrant, Ella 150, 151 

Evans, Richard L. C-8 

Eyeglasses 168 

Family Front Cover, January 

reading together 71 

talking 72 

talking .. HO 

group with father 184 

reading 253 

Richard Folland family group 257 

on steps of New Zealand Temple 327 

cutting birthday cake 368 

Farnsworth family 396 

Walter S. Mains family . 413 

leaving church C-13 

in attitude of prayer, gratitude 421 

with packages for Christmas 429 

taking gifts, tree to aged 431 

Farnsworth, F. Dennis 

family group picture 396 

Father breaking trail for son 244 

with hand on son's shoulder 250 

Flannelboard cutouts 

Jesus, the Great Physician January 

A Father Forgives February 

To Us— the Most Wonderful Mother Ever! March 

Peter Denies the Christ April 

Joseph Forgives His Brothers June 

Samuel Was a Special Baby July 

Jesus Showed Us What to Do August 

The Pioneers Were Grateful September 

Jesus Christ, Birth October 

That We May Always Remember Him November 

Sabbath Day Is a Holy Day December 

Folland, Richard E. 256 

Folland, Richard E., family 257 



being baptized 18 

talking to bishop 18 

using flannelboard 31 

and teacher in doorway 77 

Group of girls talking 464 

Group of people at Church 470 


Hanks, Marion D. 

in Asia 345 

Hill, George R. C-6, 64 

Hinckley, Gordon B. 

in Asia 345 

portrait C-12 

History, Religious Unrest 394 


of Mary Fielding Smith 30 

Joseph Smith (Nauvoo) 87 

Brigham Young (Nauvoo) 87 

Wilford Woodruff (Nauvoo) 87 

Heber C. Kimball (Nauvoo) 87 

Hourglass 215 


Aztec design 131 

in front of pueblo 198 

Inside Back Cover charts 

Gospel Restoration January 

"Upon Their Shoulders" February 

Aztec History and Book of Mormon March 

Witnesses to the Lord's Resurrection April 

Miracles of Jesus May 

The Hand of the Lord (auxiliaries) June 

The Nephite Wars July 

Family "Mood Meter" August 



"In the Unity of Faith" September 

The Atonement October 

Make-up of the Book of Mormon November 

How Do I Rate as A Teacher? December 

Instructor readership charts .56, 57 

Jerusalem, City of 

showing city wall and Dome of the Rock 

Centerspread, August 

Jesus Christ 

In His Steps 10 

as a child with parents 13 

resurrected, with the Twelve 15 

resurrected, with Mary in garden 17 

ordaining apostle 35, 314 

head and shoulders _ , 172, 173 

with Simon Peter 340 

Jesus Christ, Birth Flannelboard, October 

with disciples, last 442 

Jesus Teaching Outside back cover, December 


Two with scroll 308 

John the Baptist, 

Giving Aaronic Priesthood (statue) 432 

Jordan, The River Centerspread, February 

Joseph City, Arizona 225 


Kimball, Heber C. 

Nauvoo home 87 

Kimball, Spencer W. 138 


to Lamanites 95 

teaching family 332 

getting off plane 414 

Montague, Keith E. 

demonstrating chalk talk 49 

Moses proclaiming liberty 61 


with flowers 89 

Music leaders practice 59 


Nativity 384 

Children's Version 390 

on Temple Square Centerspread, October 

Nauvoo homes 87 

Ogden Cornet Choir 57 

Parmley, Thomas J., 

with Don L. Lind 351 

Passover, Feast of the 

teens participating 352, 353 

Paul Outside Damascus Centerspread, November 

Pericles Outside Back Cover, January 

Peter 173 


ship, wagon, horse, dancing 148 

Prayer 164 


talking with chaplain 452 

Lambs 495 

Liberty Bell 377 

Librarians at Sunday School conference department session _ _ 54 

Library, public 160, 161 

Lind, Don L. 

with Thomas J. Parmley 351 


Queen Esther Back Cover, October 



McKay, David Lawrence 65 

McKay, David O 1, 133, 193, 194, 213, 297, 337, 461, 

472, C-3, May Cutouts, September Cover 


Mains, Walter S. Family 413 


thinking (mug shot) 

speaking 68 

studying '. 204 

speaking in Church 246 

burning beanstocks .Outside back cover, June 

watching spider Outside back cover, August 

in thought 438 

sitting down 466 

Man's Search for Happiness, panorama 9 

Mansion House, The 87 


Mexico 190 

Margetts, Phil 142, 143 

Mary, mother of Jesus 264 


group of three _ _ _ _ 404 


pioneer grist mill „ _ _ 175 

Miracle of the Gulls, The 

L. Goff Dowding Centerspread, June 


Course Attendance Work Sheet 26 

Reformation religious art 366 

Richards, Lynn S. . _ 65 

River Jordan, the Centerspread, February 

Rozsa, Allen C. 

in cockpit of plane in Asia 347 

Rubber band pantograph 281 

Russian War Memorial Outside back cover, February 


passing the sacrament 482 

partaking of sacrament 484 

Saulus Outside Damascus 

(painting by H. Siegumfeldt) Centerspread, November 

Scientist . 180, 226, 227 

Serviceman in Asia 345 


Brooklyn 125 

Sill, Sterling W., 

Portrait 424 

Smith, Joseph Fielding 219 

Smith, Joseph, Nauvoo home 87 

Smith, Joseph, Statue on Temple Square 

Centerspread, October 

talking with his family 426 

receiving Aaronic Priesthood (statue) 432 

Smith, Mary Fielding, home 30 

Snow, Lorenzo 220 



Snow, Lucile (Tracy) ■. 222 

Snow, Minnie Jensen 222 


following in father's footsteps 244 

Stage and performers 112 

Stewardess Outside back cover, May 

Story display, Course 1 36 

Strawberry Ranch 190 

Sunday School Classroom group 490 

Sunday School Conference 380, 381 

Superintendency, New General 65 


choir and organ Centerspread, September 

Teacher and three-year-olds 120 


in a classroom C-15 


at Feast of the Passover 352, 353 

group smiling 402 


New Zealand .Cover, August, 327 

Temple Square Christmas Lighting _ Centerspread, October 

children's drawings 286, 287 

Thatched Houses Outside back cover, June 

Tribute Money, The 

Peter Paul Rubens 291 

Three-year-olds and teacher 120, 121 

Trees on a Windy Night 480 



planets and stars 



Vandenberg, John H. C-4 

Visual aids 

band-o-graph 281 


Welfare Program helps in a disaster area 102 

Wheelwright, Lorin F. C-10 

Whose Church? 52 

Wind chimes 144 

Wise Men 387 


studying 204 

Woodruff, Wilford 

Nauvoo home 87 

World globe Cover, May 

Worship Service C-7, C-ll 

Young, Brigham, Nauvoo home 87 


The Dark Ages of Error 366 

". . . In the Unity of Faith" 374 

"In the Unity of Faith" Inside back cover, September 


A Dream Come True 266 

The Holy City Centerspread, August 

Atonement, The 420 


Your Attitudes Are Showing 20 


' " By What Authority Do You Speak? 68 

Auxiliary Organizations 

The Hand of the Lord inside back cover, June 



Baptism, An Eternal Principle 18 

The River Jordan -Centerspread, February 

Why Baptism for the Dead? 114 

My Most Memorable Moment 456 

Benjamin, King Centerspread, April 


". . . Mary Was Espoused to Joseph ..." 264 

Book of Mormon, The 

Aztec History and the Book of Mormon 132 

Key to Conversion 262 

Travels Between Nephi and Zarahemla 372 

Magnificent Messages 460 

Make-Up of the Book of Mormon 

Inside back cover, November 


This Is the Church That Faith Built 258 

California Saints 

The Saints From the Good Ship Brooklyn 124 


"If Ye Have Love" 106 


The Certain Sound of the Trumpet 138 

Children's Poetry 

Wind Chimes in the Breeze 144 


". . . The Things of the Jews" 308 

"A Savior Which Is Christ the Lord" 

(Family Worship Service) 384 

The Miracle of Christmas 429 

Church and State, The Balance of 182 

Clawson, Rudger 

Lorenzo Snow, Mighty Man of God 221' 


Talking Together 110 


The Book of Mormon, Key to Conversion 262 

Confirming our Hope 412 


A Convict Talks About Confiding 452 


A Monument to Courage 30 

Easter program 16 

For the Cause of Courage „ 242 

Jewish Customs 308 




Why Me? Outside back cover, April 

Allen's Camp 

Pure Perseverance 224 


Little Lambs 495 



What About Classroom Discipline? 22 


A Cathedral in the Desert 142 


Easter program 16 



Jesus, the Great Physician 31 

John's Faith and God's Power '_ w _ 94 

Why Me? Outside back cover, April 

Pray for Faith: Receive a Problem 176 

A Cry Unto the Lord 458 

Barriers to Faith 478 

Family Life 

"Mission" Accomplished 250 

A Family Affair 396 

Reed H. Bradford Articles 4, 77, 112, 166, 188, 230 

270, 311, 354, 397,' 438, 480 


"For They Shall See" 184 


Fellowship with Us 470 


"Mission" Accomplished 250 

Fletcher, Dr. Harvey 

The Tabernacle Centerspread, September 


Joseph Forgives His Brothers 233 

Fowler, William 

A Good Name 316 

Free Agency 

Power Beyond Understanding 468 


The Cause of Human Liberty 61 

"Sometimes They Call Us Mormons" 288 

Choose Wisely Whom Ye Will Serve 290 

Gold Rush in California 

The Saints From the Good Ship Brooklyn 124 

Grant, Heber J., 

And Should We Die 17 

An Apostle of the Lord 315 

Grant, Jedediah M 19 

Gratitude 421 



Man's Search for Happiness 8 


Jesus, the Great Physician 31 

John's Faith and God's Power 94 

Lorenzo Snow, Mighty Man of God 220 


Manhood, Honor, Integrity 253 

Human Relations 

At the Summit Outside back cover, October 



"Upon Their Shoulders" 95 

"Go Forth Among the Lamanites, Thy Brethren" 198 


Manhood, Honor, Integrity 253 


A Man Called Jacob 424 

Jensen, Ella 

Lorenzo Snow, Mighty Man of God 221 

Jesus Christ 

In His Steps 10 

Christ, the One Perfect Guide 97 

The Miracles of Jesus 211 

Christmas Came First In Palestine 399 

The Atonement 420 

At Christmastide 461 

Where Jesus Taught Centerspread, December 

Joseph City, Arizona 

Pure Perseverance 224 


On the Day of Judgment 



Kimball, Heber C, 

An Apostle of the Lord 315 


I Thought I Would be Kind Today 232 

When I'm Kind and True 232 

Thatched Houses Outside back cover, June 


"Upon Their Shoulders" 95 

Lambs 495 

Law of Moses 

To Strengthen Their Faith in Christ 416 


The Heart and a Willing Mind 414 


The Cause of Human Liberty '. 61 

Responsibility and Mission of the Youth of the Church 377 

The Public Library: World of Wealth 160 

Lind, Don L., 

Patience, Prayer, and a Space Ship 350 


The Incredible Law of Love 474 


McKay, David Lawrence 

New General Superintendency 64 

McKay, David O. 

Reverence Begins at Home 193 

That 94th candle burns like a beacon in honor of Presi- 
dent David 0. McKay 337 

A Remarkable Meeting, Chad L. Hoopes 472 



Manhood, Honor, Integrity 253 

Margetts, Phil 

A Cathedral in the Desert 142 

Marriage Customs 

". . . Mary Was Espoused to Joseph ..." 264 


Martyrs (Easter program) 16 

Trailblazers in Mexico 190 


The Hand of the Lord inside back cover, June 


The Miracles of Jesus 211 


BBC Explains Mormonism to Britishers 104 

"Mission" Accomplished 250 

In the Land Where Paul Taught -Centerspread, November 
Barriers to Faith 478 


To Us— the Most Wonderful Mother Ever! . 115 

Every Day a Mother's Day 88 



A City in the Bend of the River 86 


Travels Between Nephi and Zarahemla 372 







Saulus Outside Damascus Centerspread, November 


And Should We Die (Heber J. Grant) 17 

An Experience of Jedediah M. Grant 19 

A Monument to Courage 30 

"Handcart Pioneers" Through the Ages 90 

The Rescue 91 

The Saints from the Good Ship Brooklyn 124 

"Gather Ye Together . . . Upon the Land of Zion" 148 

Here to Stay! 150 

The Pioneer Grist Mill 175 

Trailblazers in Mexico 190 

Pure Perseverance 224 

Positive Thinking 

Your Attitudes Are Showing 20 


A Monument to Courage 30 

John's Repentance 70 

Prayer, Key to Our Habits 164 

Pray for Faith: Receive a Problem 176 

A Child Prayed 206 

Patience, Prayer, and a Space Ship 350 

A Remarkable Meeting 472 

Prayer Is to Close Your Eyes and Think 476 


I Can Sleep When the Wind Blows 480 


By What Authority Do You Speak? 68 

Responsibility of the Priesthood 173 

A Season of Preparation 432 

Primary Organization 

The Hand of the Lord Inside back cover, June 

Prophets and Prophecy 

Song of Nephi 409 


Relief Society 

The Hand of the Lord Jnside back cover, June 

Religions, United States 

A Fertile Field for the Restoration 394 


An Understanding Heart 24 

Now Is the Time 4 

John's Repentance 70 


The Gospel Restoration (chart), 

Inside back cover, January 

A Fertile Field for the Restoration 394 


Easter program 14, 16 

A Friend Redeems Our Home 202 


(See all articles, 1967 Conference Issue) 
Russian War Memorial 

Wave of Hope Outside back cover, February 

Sabbath Day 

The Sabbath Day Is a Holy Day 485 


That We May Always Remember Him 441 

The Sacrament: Communion of Believers 482 

Salt Lake Theatre 

A Cathedral in the Desert 142 

Salvation Plan 

Man's Search for Happiness 8 


The Miracle of the Gulls Centerspread, June 


What is Self-control? 434 


Looking Out Back cover, November 

Smith, Joseph 

A Sweet Fascination - -426 

Smith, Joseph Fielding 

What Is a Latter-day Saint? 285 

Snow, Lorenzo 

Mighty Man of God 220 

Pathway of God and Man ^ 315 

Space Exploration 

Patience, Prayer, and a Space Ship 350 

Spiritual Life 

With Real Intent 397 

Sunday School 

The Hand of the Lord Jnside back cover, June 

To Grow in Wisdom and Stature 383 

Talks in Church 

"That Ye May Be Prepared" 246 

Teacher Development 

(See Article Index) 
Teachers and Teaching 

The Teacher 297 

The Feast of the Passover 352 

A Lamp to be Lighted 402 

How Do I Rate As a Teacher? 

Inside back cover, December 

Lessons That Lived Outside back cover, December 

Teaching Insights 

(See Bennion, Lowell) 
Temple Square 

Christmas Lighting on Temple Square 

Centerspread, October 

The Tabernacle Centerspread, September 


"Whatsoever You Seal on Earth ..." 326 


"... A Famine in the Land" 466 


The Pioneers Were Grateful 357 


A Monument to Courage 30 



An Understanding Heart 24 

United Order 

Pure Perseverance 224 

Visual Aids 

Can You See It? .. . 255 

Enlarge Your Illustrations 280 


"We Thank Thee, O God, For a Prophet" 

origin of hymn 316 

Welfare Program 

The Church Is Also Organized Concern 103 


Responsibility and Mission of the Youth of the Church 377 
Gospel Standards and Popularity 464 



The Teacher 

The teacher looked ahead with misgivings but with hope. 

Would the way be smooth or rough? 

Would it end in success or failure?" 

The teacher stood and looked and wondered. 

And a voice said, answering: "There will be no end." 

And the teacher smiled and said: 

"I know it will end. I may teach one year, two years, 

Or possibly many more years 

But this I know: Someday it will end." 

And the teacher went forward to teach. 

Those who gathered around the teacher had need to learn. 

And the teacher looked into their eyes and desired to fill their needs 

And taught them with mind and heart and voice — 

A mind filled with knowledge from continued study, 

A voice speaking this knowledge in wisdom, 

And a heart filling the mind and voice with 

Conviction and power. 

The teacher learned from mistakes made 

And received happiness from lessons taught with inspiration. 

Then life changed, and the teacher could not teach. 

"It has ended," said the teacher, continuing on the road 

Of life. "This is really the end of my teaching." 

And the teacher believed this until a person of good position 

Stood and said: "I am here because this teacher 

Taught me thus." 

And the teacher was happy and said, "It was not the end back there — 

This is the end. 

And it could not have ended better. 

I am glad I taught in love and faith and prayer." 

Time passed; and the teacher grew old and slept and awakened and 

Stood before the Maker. 

And the teacher looked and was surprised, for there 

Stood also those who had been taught. 

And He before whom they stood questioned them and then 

Sent them to a high place. 

And the teacher said, "It was not the end back there — 

This is the end. And it is a more glorious end than 

I ever could have hoped for." 

And joy filled the teacher's heart, as a great celestial light. 

And the teacher looked ahead of those who had been taught 
And saw the continued steps of progress and work before each one 
And then said: "This is not the end — there is no end. 
I have just realized, there is no end to my teachings!" 

And a voice spoke: "When first you were called to teach, I tried to warn you 

Of your great responsibility. 

But you can be thankful you taught well, 

In humility, in faith, in testimony — 

For there is no end to your teachings." 

—Goldie B. Despain. 

Library File Reference : TEACHERS AND TEACHING. 



How well do we learn to teach one another the doctrine of the king- 
dom? It is an important factor in our happiness and spiritual growth. If 
we do a good job in a teaching assignment, it will have an eternal impact 
for good — like the stone tossed into the mill pond which causes waves to 
reach out in every direction. 

Here is an easy way to rate ourselves. Let's consider our method of 
teaching this week and answer the questions below. When we add up the 
total "yes" answers and multiply by four, we get our percentage score. (If 
questions 21, 22, and 24 do not apply to you this week, delete them and add 
12 points to your score.) — Compiled by Paul Harmon. 


1 . Did I read the lesson at least one week 
in advance to allow myself time to pon- 
der the subject? 

2. Did I consult The Instructor to make 
certain I am on the right lesson? 

3. Did I search The Instructor for planned 
lesson enrichment? 

4. Did I ask our teaching aids specialist for 
the help she is prepared to give? 

5. Did I read other outside materials, that 
is, "go the extra mile," in search of 
colorful, enriching information? 

6. Did I digest the lesson material well 
enough to prepare a few pertinent ques- 
tions for the discussion? 


7. Did I answer the questions, "Why is this 
subject important for us today?" 

8. Did I organize the lesson with a logical 
sequence of steps or events, with cer- 
tain conclusions at the end that would 
help build the testimony of students? 

9. Did I use diagrams, maps, or visual aids 
for interest? 

1 0. Did I involve the students in the lesson 
by role-playing, short talks, questions, 


11. Did I make it clear to the students that 
the ward house is the House of the Lord 
and should be respected as such? 

1 2. Do they understand they may contribute 
to the lesson, but only after raising a 
hand and getting permission to do so? 

13. Did I get to my classroom on time and 
not loiter in the halls on my way-did I 
set them a good example? 

1 4. Would I have been proud of the behavior 
of my students if a stake officer had 
visited the class? 

Yes No 

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15. Have I learned the names of all my stu- 
dents? Did I use their names in class? 

16. Did I make the students feel needed in 
the classroom by honoring their opinions 
and feelings and showing a personal in- 
terest in each of them? 

17. Have I given the appropriate Sunday 
School Administrator the names of the 
inactive students so that he can co- 
ordinate the enlistment activities of other 
church officers in our ward to help 
activate these students? 


18. Did I set a good example by attending 
sacrament meeting and other meetings? 

1 9. Did I speak to my students at priesthood 
and sacrament meetings, calling them by 
name and referring to their interests? 
Am I known as an "interested teacher"? 

20. Am I a good citizen and neighbor? Do I 
pay my bills on time, avoid gossip, keep 
my physical body trim and healthy, obey 
the law, keep my home and yard clean, 
and return borrowed property promptly? 

21. Did I keep my word about class assign- 
ments; for instance, see to it that stu- 
dents assigned 2 1 / 2 - r " i nute talks were 

22. Did I have the students who were as- 
signed 2% minute talks present them 
in class before they were presented in 
the Sunday School worship service? 


23. Did I attend prayer meeting, and on 

24. If given the assignment of a spiritual 
thought in prayer meeting, did I prepare 
it well? 

25. Did I ask my Heavenly Father to help 
me in this sacred work? 

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Scores: 90%-100% (See Doctrine and Covenants 
75%-89% (See Doctrine and Covenants 

Below 75% (See Alma 34:33.) 

Paul L Harmon, his wife (Margaret Jones), and their four children 
live in Monument Park Eighth Ward, Monument Park (Utah) stake, 
where Paul teaches the Seventies Quorum. He has also been stake 
superintendent of MIA, superintendent of the Sunday School, Gospel 
Doctrine teacher, and a missionary in Brazil. He attended Brigham 
Young University (B. A., 1944; M. A., 1948), Harvard Graduate School 
of Business, and University of California at Los Angeles (Ph. D., 
1962). Dr. Harmon is Professor of Management at the University of 
Utah and has taught summers at UCLA. 

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at Salt Lake City, Utah 

There came across my desk not 
long ago these figures on remem- 
bering, presented by Robert A. 
Whitney, president of the Man- 
agement and Marketing Institute: 

Individuals remember only — 

10% of what they read 
20% of what they hear 
30% of what they see 
50% of what they see and hear 
90% of what they discuss and 
participate in. 

Most of us probably have seen 
similar information. But these es- 
timates, presented to a large, na- 
tion-wide marketing society, 1 re- 
present the new emphasis on 
involvement in leadership and 

Not many days ago I began 
reading again into the life of Jesus. 
This time I read with an eye on 
the methods He used in leading 
and teaching people. I came away 
from the New Testament with a 
new admiration of His divine mas- 
tery in involving people in His 

Take the lesson He gave on His 
last day of teaching in public: 

Two opposing groups joined 
forces in an attempt to "entangle 

(For Course 13, lessons of December 17 
and January 14, "At Jacob's Well" and "The 
Sermon on the Mount"; for Course 27, lesson 
of January 21, "Faith in Jesus Christ"; and 
for all teachers.) 

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him in his talk." 2 On the one hand 
were the Pharisees, the Jewish 
traditionalists. Then there were 
the Herodians, a political faction 
supporting the Herod family in 
power. This meant the Herodians 
upheld Rome, which delegated to 
the Herods their authority. 

These combined factions ap- 
pointed spokesmen from among 
their numbers who had not yet 
openly opposed Jesus. With hon- 
eyed words, they addressed Him: 
"Master, we know thou art 
true . . ." 3 They were role playing. 

Then they set before Him their 
snare: "Tell us therefore, What 
thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give 
tribute unto Caesar, or not?" 4 

If Jesus answered, "Yes," the 
scheming Pharisees could have in- 
cited the Jews against Him as a 
disloyal son of Abraham. The 
Jews abhorred paying the poll tax 
to Rome. If He replied, "No," the 
Herodians could accuse Him of 
stirring sedition against Roman 

Perceiving their guile, Jesus 
said: "Why tempt ye me, ye hypo- 
crites?" 5 

By this time the interest of the 
onlookers must have reached a 
high point. 

Jesus asked for the tribute 
money. Then with the coin He 
turned to a question-answer situa- 
tion: "Whose is this image and 
superscription?" 6 He asked. 

"Caesar's," they replied. 

One of His greatest lessons fol- 
lowed in this line: 


. . . Render therefore unto Cae- 
sar the things which are Caesar's; 
and unto God the things that are 
God's. 7 

They marvelled and went their 

Jesus involved those whom He 

His earthly life is full of master- 
pieces in teaching methods. *© 

When the woman taken in sin 
was brought before Him, He ^3 
stooped, wrote on the ground, and '** 
said: "He that is without sin" 5 
among you, let him first cast 
stone at her." 8 

His dialogue with the lawyer 
who asked what he should do to 
inherit eternal life led to His tell- 
ing of the parable of the Good 
Samaritan. 9 

With a Samaritan woman at 
Jacob's well He unfolded an un- 
forgettable lesson on "living wa- 
ter." 10 

In the Sermon on the Mount 
Jesus used the surrounding land- 
scape for His visuals. He spoke of 
the lilies of the field, and of a tree 
that brought forth good fruit. He 
also invited the multitude to be- 
hold the fowls of the air. These 
are but a few of many illustrations. 

Each of us is a teacher. If we 
would teach better through involv- 
ing people, let us go back to the 
New Testament. We shall find it 
brimming with the best examples 
of making lessons live by leading 
listeners to participate in them. 
— Wendell J. Ashton. 

^Matthew 22:15. 
3 Matthew 22:16. 
^Matthew 22:17. 
3 Matthew 22:18. 
"Matthew 22:20. 

^Matthew 22:21. 
ojohn 8:7. 
»Luke 10:25-37. 
M John 4:4-30. 
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